Public consultation on Government of Canada's single-use plastics ban
Updated: Dec 16, 2020
Photo: Julie Galloway
The December 9 deadline for public consultation on the Government of Canada's 'Proposed Integrated Management Approach to Plastic Products to Prevent Waste and Pollution' is quickly approaching. You may have seen the petition we are supporting (https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-2958), which seeks to add plastic water bottles to the list of banned plastics. This would be in addition to plastic bags, stir sticks, straws, 6-pack rings, cutlery and food ware, which are already listed.
Our friends, The Ottawa Water Study/Action Group, are also working towards adding plastic water bottles to the list of banned single-use plastics and have created a link to make it easy to send a letter to Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change: https://cdn.jotfor.ms/owsag.info/bottled-water-in-2021-plastics-ban. His contact details are also listed below in case you'd like to draft your own message and follow up your email with a phone call.
Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change
Parliament Hill office: 613-995-1225 / Constituency office: 604-775-6333) or to 1-800-668-6767