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It’s time to ban single-use plastics

Canada is falling behind on plastic pollution. Add your name to support our call for a ban on single-use plastics by 2022

Single-use plastics are everywhere. Micro-plastic particles are showing up in our oceans, our food chain – and even in our own digestive systems. Right now, there are 1.6 billion coffee cups sitting in Canada’s landfills, and Canadians throw away 57 million plastic straws every day.

When it comes to the environment, Trudeau’s Liberal government is all talk. They gave $35 million to plastic producers, but haven’t invested in reducing plastics in our oceans and in our food. And their so-called Ocean Protection Plan doesn’t even mention plastic.

Over 40 countries around the world have committed to action plans to reduce their wasteful plastics – and Canada isn’t one of them. We’re falling behind.

Our push for a ban on single-use plastics would exclude products needed for people with disabilities – including straws – as well as medical supplies.

Add your name if you agree that it’s time to eliminate harmful and unnecessary single-use plastics like plastic bags, straws, cutlery, and bottles in Canada. It’s time to implement a single-use plastics ban by 2022.

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