This presentation will focus on CCME efforts to promote
This presentation will focus on CCME efforts to promote the reduction of plastic waste through the Canada-wide action plan on zero plastic waste. In June 2019 environment ministers approved the Canada-wide Action Plan on Zero Plastic Waste: Phase 1, which focuses on: product design, single-use plastics, collection systems, recycling capacity and domestic markets. In July 2020 environment ministers approved the Canada-wide Action Plan on Zero Plastic Waste: Phase 2, which focuses on: consumer awareness, aquatic activities, research and monitoring, clean-up and global action. Together, phases 1 and 2 lay out concrete measures to keep plastics in the economy and out of the environment. Federal, provincial and territorial governments worked together and with a broad range of stakeholders and interested parties to identify the priority actions in the action plan.
Sarah Da Silva, Canadian Council of Ministers of Environment (CCME)
Efforts for better labelling of flushable products
CWWA has been working on efforts to create standards and a labelling program for flushable products. This will help reduce costly plugs of municipal sewer lines and other issues associated with flushing products that don’t properly dissolve in the wastewater collection and treatment system.
CWWA and Friends of the Earth Canada
(Friday) 11:00 am - 12:30 pm