PLASTIC REDUCTION STRATEGIES: PROTECT OUR WATER and OUR HEALTH

 

Of all the plastic waste generated in Canada, only an estimated 9% is recycled. The other 91% is either landfilled, incinerated with energy recovery techniques or lost within the environment.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?
INDIVIDUAL STRATEGIES
1. Avoid buying products (e.g. soap, salad dressings) in plastic containers, bags or wrap.
2. Take your own containers for deli or bulk products.
3. Refuse plastic bags or styrofoam. Take your own in a variety of sizes.
4. Avoid plastic for leftover food or lunches. Reuse containers or beeswax wraps.
5. Gift others with mesh bags, glass containers or coffee mugs.

COLLECTIVE ACTIONS
1. Speak to managers at stores and businesses about plastic free options.
2. For group events plan plastic free, compostable options for plates, glasses, tablecloths.
3. Email your local politicians supporting strategies that reduce use of plastics.
4. Let others know about places to shop or eat that have good options.

TIPS FOR LIVING WITH LESS PLASTICS

1. Bring your own shopping and produce bags.
2. Bring your own coffee mugs and water bottles.
3. Pack lunches in reusable containers.
4. Avoid plastic or styrofoam containers/cutlery/straws.
5. Tell businesses and friends of your preferences.
6. Carry your own straw or don’t use one.
7. Eat at home!

TIPS FOR LIVING WITH LESS PLASTICS

1. Bring your own shopping and produce bags.
2. Bring your own coffee and water containers.
3. Pack lunches in resusable containers.
4. Avoid plastic or styrofoam containers/cutlery/straws.
5. Tell businesses and friends of your preferences.
6. Carry your own straw or don’t use one.
7. Eat at home!

PLASTIC REDUCTION STRATEGIES: PROTECT OUR WATER and OUR HEALTH

Of all the plastic waste generated in Canada, only an estimated 9% is recycled. The other 91% is either landfilled, incinerated with energy recovery techniques or lost within the environment.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?
INDIVIDUAL STRATEGIES
1. Avoid buying products (e.g. soap, salad dressings) in plastic containers, bags or wrap.
2. Take your own containers for deli or bulk products.
3. Refuse plastic bags or styrofoam. Take your own in a variety of sizes.
4. Avoid plastic for leftover food or lunches. Reuse containers or beeswax wraps.
5. Gift others with mesh bags, glass containers or coffee mugs.

COLLECTIVE ACTIONS
1. Speak to managers at stores and businesses about plastic free options.
2. For group events plan plastic free, compostable options for plates, glasses, tablecloths.
3. Email your local politicians supporting strategies that reduce use of plastics.
4. Let others know about places to shop or eat that have good option