In Canada, nearly 90 per cent of plastics end up incinerated, or in our landfills, lakes, parks and oceans. Once in the environment, they contaminate ecosystems, kill wildlife, and leach toxic chemicals. It’s time for Canada to deal with its plastic production, waste, and pollution problem. It’s time for government action.
West Coast Environmental Law joined more than 40 of Canada’s leading environmental and civil society groups to call on the Canadian government to work with provinces, territories, municipalities and Indigenous governments to develop policies that keep plastics out of the environment.