Each year, more than 4 million tonnes of plastic is produced in Canada, but less than 10% of it actually gets recycled. About 8,000 tonnes of plastic waste ends up in landfills, incinerators or the natural environment every single day. Plastic contributes to climate change and causes disproportionate harm to the often low-income and black, indigenous and people of colour communities living next to production and waste treatment facilities
CELA along with over 52 other groups across Canada signed on to a letter demanding that the federal government eliminate unnecessary single-use plastics by the end of the decade along with eliminating the use of harmful additives and toxic substances used in plastics and make refillable and reusable packaging and containers more affordable and accessible across the country as part of a comprehensive plastic strategy .
To download the English version click the following link: Call_to_Action_Plastic_Pollution_2022_ENG
To download the French version click the following link: Call_to_Action_Plastic_Pollution_2022_FR – 52