Plastic pollution is harming our rivers, lakes, oceans, and wildlife, and generating microplastics in the water we use and drink.
That’s why the Liberal government is taking bold action to protect our natural environment and ban harmful single-use plastics like plastic bags, straws, take-out containers, and more — bringing Canada one step closer to a ZeroPlasticWaste future.
The Liberal government has stepped up as part of global efforts to reduce plastic pollution. We adopted the Oceans Plastics Charter in 2018, are investing $100 million to address plastic waste in developing countries, and banned products with plastic microbeads to protect Canadian freshwater and marine ecosystems.
As we work together on a strong economic recovery, our plan will create clean jobs, protect Canada’s natural legacy, and help build a Canada that is cleaner, more resilient, and more competitive.