PETITIONING PLASTIC POLLUTION
More than 20,000 Canadians signed CWF’S 2017 Plastics Reduction Petition calling for the federal government to make Canada an international leader in reducing plastic waste in our waters. In 2016, our petition called for more research into the harmful effects of plastic microbeads and we have seen federal government progress on this issue as most toiletries with plastic microbeads are
now banned in Canada. Most recently, Canada signed on to the Ocean Plastics Charter during the G7 meetings, a blueprint for healthy oceans, seas and resilient coastal communities.