PETITIONING PLAS­TIC POL­LU­TION

Canadian Wildlife - - OUTDOORS -

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.

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