Ban Dock Styrofoam Buoyancy Billets

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We are urging the Ontario Ministry of Environment Conservation and Parks to ban the sale of the open styrofoam buoyancy billets. At present, open styrofoam buoyancy billets continue to be sold and used for dock floatation in Ontario Lakes and Rivers. These styrofoam billets are frequently chewed up by animals, such as muskrats and beavers, that like making their nests in them. This results in significant styrofoam pollution in our lakes and rivers, which with time turns into microplastic pollution that ends up in our drinking water and food supply. At times, you can see a parade of styrofoam chunks across the water. At other times, the shore line has a blue streak outlining it. Our water, needless to say, is our most precious resource, and we need to protect it from needless pollution, especially since alternative safe technology of enclosed billets is readily available. 

Addressed to Hon. Rod Phillips

Ontario Minister of Environment, Conservation, and Parks

College Park 5th Flr, 777 Bay St, Toronto, ON M7A 2J3