Anthony Merante

Sr. Campaigner, Plastics

Oceana Staff

Anthony Merante Plastics Campaigner

Anthony Merante (he/him) has been working on protecting aquatic ecosystems for 15 years with a focus on government and community collaboration for large-scale impact. In his past roles in the not-for-profit and private sectors, Anthony has focused on restoring the health of the Great Lakes and addressing damage from urban pollution such as road salt and plastics, and has also led projects in Québec, Austria, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.

Since joining Oceana Canada in 2021, Anthony has published technical reports and federal policy recommendations that helped shape federal regulations. Anthony has worked on regulations like the single-use plastic prohibition, federal plastics registry, recycled content requirements, plastic labelling, and pollution prevention plans. Anthony is a member of the federal reuse technical standards committee, participates in the United Nation’s global plastic treaty negotiations and oversees Oceana Canada’s involvement in legal interventions to uphold federal regulation of plastics.

Anthony holds a master’s degree in Biology from l’Université du Québec à Montréal, a bachelor’s degree in Marine and Freshwater Biology from the University of Guelph, and a certificate in French from the University of Toronto.