Single-use plastic, designed to be used once and thrown away, is a part of everyday life for most Canadians. Plastic pollution threatens the health of our oceans and waterways, and is quickly filling up our landfills.
Our Government is committed to moving Canada toward zero plastic waste. At the June 2018 G7 summit in Charlevoix, Québec, Canada facilitated the creation of an Ocean Plastics Charter, a global plan to protect oceans from plastic pollution. Five G7 countries agreed to the Ocean Plastics Charter. On July 1st, 2018, our Government announced a ban on microbeads, small plastic nodules found in toiletries which are extremely detrimental to freshwater and marine ecosystems.
If you have ideas on more actions Canada can take to move toward zero plastic waste, we want to hear from you. Share your ideas online using PlaceSpeak, or fill out the form below and we will share your thoughts with Environment and Climate Change Canada. Learn more about the consultation here.