Our Fresh Water Is Seeing More Plastic Litter due to COVID-19: Here’s what Canada should do about it
We need to move forward with the Canada-wide strategy on zero plastic waste
We need to provide educational resources to the public on more sustainable PPE use and disposal
We must invest in research and innovation on plastic pollution in fresh water as part of sustainable recovery measures
We support and develop sustainable plastic waste management systems
As part of the changes to our daily life brought about by COVID-19, Canadians’ reliance on certain types of single-use plastics has increased. Policymakers are also facing pressure to reverse or suspend legislation that would address plastic waste and pollution, such as Canada’s proposal to ban harmful single-use plastics by 2021.
We explore the impact that this could have on our freshwater supplies, and what the Government of Canada needs to do about it.
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