Each year, Canada generates over 4 million tonnes of plastic waste and about half of that is packaging!
So much of the plastic packaging and waste we generate comes from our weekly visits to supermarkets.
It has gotten nearly impossible to avoid single-use plastic when shopping for food and other necessities. And sadly despite our best efforts to sort for recycling, only about 8% of plastic waste is recycled in Canada. The rest is burned, landfilled or ends up in the environment at home and abroad.
Canada’s major supermarkets aren’t taking any real action to address their massive plastic footprints.
By ditching single-use plastic packaging, supermarkets have the power to help lead the way in dramatically reducing the amount of single-use plastic produced. They could be instrumental in helping us shift nation-wide to reuse and refill systems.
From seabirds eating bottle caps to whales with stomachs full of plastic bags, the effects of plastic pollution are devastating.
Sign the petition and ask Canada’s major supermarkets to ditch throwaway plastic packaging.
Sign The Petition
To: Canada’s Supermarkets
"Ditch throwaway plastic packaging!"
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