OCEAN PLASTICS CHARTER: SIGN & SHARE PETITION here . . . .

OCEAN PLASTICS CHARTER: SIGN & SHARE PETITION here . . . .

Postby Oscar » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:06 pm

"OCEANS PLASTICS CHARTER MISSES THE MARK" - SIGN & SHARE PETITION

[ https://mailchi.mp/parl/plastic-657265?e=a3a20380e6 ]

NDP MP Gord Johns (Courtenay-Alberni) and François Choquette (Drummond) have criticized Canada's proposed Oceans Plastic Charter as it fails to respond to Canadians’ calls for action, and lacks concrete steps that will effectively address the root causes of plastic pollution.

“This Charter is a non-binding, voluntary agreement that focuses on recycling and recovery rather than solving the problem at the source, and that’s simply not good enough,” said Johns. “Canada needs to adopt a national strategy that will legislate binding and clear targets, actions and funds dedicated to combat plastic pollution in our waters,” added Donnelly.

Plastic pollution in our waterways is a global threat to our environment. Since 1995, governments worldwide have been talking about protecting marine environments from the impact of land-based activities, yet Canada still has no national policy to prevent plastics from entering our waters, or mechanisms to clean up existing pollution.

In November 2017, Johns introduced a motion, M-151: a national strategy to combat plastic pollution. The motion is scheduled for debate in the House of Commons in mid-October 2018 and is based on a report produced by the University of Victoria’s Environmental Law School.


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