More Than 40 Organizations Form New Canada Plastics Pact To Address Plastic Waste and Pollution

Date: 10 Feb 2021 | posted in: agriculture, plastics, waste - recycling, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Comprised of over forty businesses, nongovernmental organizations and government agencies, the newly formed Canada Plastics Pact (CPP) will address plastic waste and pollution.

The CPP’s formation was reported by Waste Today. 

The group will initially focus on reducing plastic pollution from packaging, which is the source of 47 percent of plastic pollution.

According to the article in Waste Today, the organization “will work to eliminate plastics that aren’t necessary and innovate to ensure that plastics that are needed are reusable, recyclable or compostable.”

The following are some of CPP’s target actions:

  • Define a list of plastic packaging that is to be designated as problematic or unnecessary and take measures to eliminate them by 2025;
  • Support efforts toward 100 percent of plastic packaging being designed to be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025; 
  • Undertake actions to ensure that at least 50 percent of plastic packaging is recycled or composted by 2025; and 
  • Ensure an average of at least 30 percent recycled content is used in plastic packaging by weight by 2025.

CPP is part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Plastics Pact network, a globally aligned response to plastic pollution with more than 1,000 member organizations.

 

Photo credit: Photo by tanvi sharma on Unsplash

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Neil Seldman, Ph.D, directs the Waste to Wealth Initiative. He specializes in helping cities and businesses recover increasing amounts of materials from the waste stream and add value to the local economy through new processing and manufacturing facilities. He is a co-founder of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.