Ban on Single Use Plastics in Port Coquitlam

Ban on Single Use Plastics in Port Coquitlam

0 have signed. Let’s get to 500!
At 500 signatures, this petition is more likely to be featured in recommendations!
Adam Bremner-Akins started this petition to Port Coquitlam City Council and

Single-use plastics are a major threat to our environment and is causing the disruption of our natural ecosystems. Single-use plastics are not sustainable and Port Coquitlam should be taking steps to become a leader in the fight to protect our environment from single-use plastics. 

We are hoping to ban non-compostable:  

  • Plastic cutlery 
  • Plastic and foam take away boxes 
  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic straws 
  • Plastic bottles 

These products account for the second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh-most commonly found plastic pollutants in the world's oceans according to a study conducted by the non-profit organization Ocean Conservancy.

Banning these easily replaceable items will help reduce Port Coquitlam's carbon footprint and plastic waste. With only around 10% of recyclable plastic in British Columbia being recycled, stoping common single-use plastics will help us keep our environments clean and become an environmental leader in British Columbia. 

By banning these everyday products, we begin an important conversation in Port Coquitlam surrounding sustainability and the future of the city as we progress to be a more environmentally friendly municipality. 

Currently, the federal government has a plan to ban "harmful" plastics. We are asking the city to signal their support of the ban, and support a ban on the products listed above. 

0 have signed. Let’s get to 500!
At 500 signatures, this petition is more likely to be featured in recommendations!