Five aspects critical to an action plan on plastic waste

RCO co-authored, with its sister organizations across the country, a letter to the Honourable Catherine McKenna, P.C., M.P., Minister of Environment and Climate Change in advance of the June 2018 G7 Summit in which the Government of Canada holds presidency and intends to present a zero-plastics-waste charter.

The organizations also understand that solutions to mitigate plastic waste and marine litter require a multi-layer strategy strengthened by improved policies, incented markets, and changed behaviours. The central tenets of solutions are embedded in sustained markets that handle discarded plastic; manages them in a way that keeps them at their highest and best use at all times; and shifts production and consumption cycles away from the linear model of consumption to one that maximizes the value of products and materials throughout their entire life.

Download: Coalition Letter to Minister McKenna (PDF)

Related: Canada to use G7 presidency to push environmental ‘zero plastics waste charter’ (Canadian Press)

Plastics resources from Waste Reduction Week in Canada