Canada’s Plans for a Coordinated and
Two years ago, the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment released a strategy with a goal of creating a zero plastic waste economy in Canada. What we need now is to implement that plan, not ban plastic products.
Listening to what Canadians have always wanted, the CCME Action Plan for Zero Plastic Waste takes a cooperative and collaborative approach to planning for a future in Canada that focuses on a circular economy of plastics. This holistic plan does not ban plastics. Instead, by setting standards for packaging and recycling, the CCME Plan for Zero Waste examines the entire lifecycle of plastics, and brings together perspectives from businesses, scientists and industry leaders.
The CCME plan is the best roadmap for our future because it recognizes that zero plastic waste doesn’t mean zero plastic. We can still use this valuable resource while protecting our environment and investing in a more economically sound future for Canada.
We already have the plan—let’s follow it.