There are an estimated 5 trillion pieces of plastic in the ocean worldwide, with 8 million metric tons added to the ocean every year. Wildlife are dying at a rapid pace because they end up entangled in plastic or eating plastic that is tossed away.
It’s time to rethink plastic and take a hard look at how we use plastics every day. By swapping a few everyday plastic items for more sustainable alternatives, we can help reduce plastic pollution and save our oceans and wildlife.
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Have you signed the plastics reduction petition?
The 30 seconds that it takes you to sign this petition will help create a wave of change. Join thousands of Canadians across the country in encouraging our federal government to make Canada an international leader yet again in reducing plastic waste in our rivers, lakes, and oceans by recommitting to and advancing the national Sustainable Packaging initiative set out in 2012 to further move Canada away from single-use plastics.
Let’s turn the tide on single-use plastic pollution and save our ocean. Visit CanadianWildlifeFederation.ca to sign the petition.