BAN THE USE OF SINGLE-USE PLASTICS IN CANADA
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Over the last few decades, straws have become a consequential issue for our environment. In Canada alone, we throw away a whopping 57 million straws every single day. Being one of the most short-lived products to ever be created, most end up in landfills or polluting our oceans, which critically threatens marine life.
Countries all over the world are beginning to pick up on this alarming problem, and are tenaciously finding ways of eliminating this unnecessary plastic, as well as other micro-plastics and nano-plastics. As Canadians, we believe it's imperative to set an example, and join in on this common-sense initiative.
Justin Trudeau was recently asked about banning single-use plastic straws. "We know that macro-plastics like straws are a significant challenge in the ocean, but we also know that both micro-plastics and nano-plastics represent a real challenge to ocean ecosystems," he told a news conference at the Canadian High Commission. "We are very much looking for approaches that are going to be both substantive and impactful in the way we move forward — not just as a single country, although Canada has the longest coastline in the world, but hopefully as a global economy."
While he was less than noncommittal on the question of plastic straws specifically, it's essential that we rise and show our support for the ban of single-use plastic items as a whole. Justin Trudeau, help us take this first, but vital step in ridding our oceans of single-use plastics, so we can catch up to the rest of the world, and create a greener tomorrow for our future generations.
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