It appears as though tthe advocacy efforts may be paying off, as experts within the packaging industry are finally responding to consumer concerns.
The Assessment confirms that larger plastic items like bags and straws can physically harm animals and negatively affect their habitat. The report also highlights microplastic pollution, noting evidence of negative effects on animals and the environment and uncertainties regarding the potential for effects on humans.
Despite thousands of studies that highlight its health effects, the global BPA market continues to increase at about 3 percent per year and is projected to top seven million tons by the end of 2023.
Lack of innovation in domestic recycling programs makes Canada request more time to enact ban on shipping plastic waste
“I think the public just isn’t aware of how much we’re failing to step up and do our bit to stop the pollution of the oceans and land with plastic,” said Kathleen Ruff, founder of the environmental group RightOnCanada.
Urgent need to reduce plastic pollution triggered Ottawa’s decision to declare plastic as toxic substance
Including plastics under CEPA is a precursor to a ban on specific polymers and certain single-use items .