CIAC engages government on proposed ocean waste and plastics initiative

During his high profile trip to Davos, Switzerland, Prime Minister Trudeau said Canada would bring forward the issue of ocean protection, “particularly around plastics and pollution”, at the next G7 leaders’ summit in June in Quebec. Later this year, Canada will also host a meeting of joint G7 Energy and Environment Ministers to establish a G7 Charter to address the issue of marine plastics litter.

CIAC will be working actively with counterparts in the Canadian Plastics Industry Association and the American Chemistry Council Plastics Division to ensure the interests of plastic resin and plastic products producers are heard on the issue. Throughout, the organizations will promote waste management-centred approaches rather than product deselection and / or resin production curtailment policies.

CIAC and CPIA have submitted a letter to Ministers McKenna and Carr indicating the industry’s willingness to make constructive contributions to Canada’s G7 and domestic agendas for plastics management and reduction of marine plastics litter globally.