Remind Minister McKenna of her promise to implement a “zero waste” plan — before it’s too late

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Canada generates a whopping 31 million tonnes of plastic waste every year. Every minute, we dump a garbage truck full of trash into the ocean.  We’re polluting our oceans, contaminating our soil, and harming our health. [1][2]

In 2018 the Liberals promised to bring our waste down to zero with a bold new plan — one that makes sure products get recycled and reused so trash stops getting clogged up in landfills, incinerators, or the ocean — and phases out those that can’t*. [3]

Any day now, the Minister of Environment will unveil the details of their plan. But there’s a real chance they’re going to backtrack from their initial “zero waste” promise and announce watered-down plans that won’t address the scale of Canada’s toxic trash problem.

A massive petition to Catherine McKenna will remind her that voters are watching them on this file — and that we won’t accept any watered down waste reduction plan. 

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*While working to eliminate materials that are difficult to recycle (like plastic straws) — we need to make sure that biodegradable alternatives are available and accessible to those who rely on them. 

To Canadian Minister of Environment, Catherine McKenna

Keep your promise to introduce a bold and ambitious national zero waste plan with legislated targets and deadlines that will transition Canada into a “zero waste” recycling economy.

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