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e-1678 (Environmental pollution)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Caitlin O Brien from Ottawa, Ontario, on May 23, 2018, at 9:28 a.m. (EDT)
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Ban
Plastics
Not Certified

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • Worldwide, we use 1 billion plastic bags and 500 million straws per day. All this plastic finds its way to our oceans and kills animals;
  • Single-use plastics (plastic bags, pop and water bottles, Q-tips, coffee stirrers and straws) take hundreds of years to biodegrade; and
  • All that plastic breaks up into little parts (called microplastics) and we end up drinking the water and eating the animals that have accumulated these plastics.
We, the undersigned, Grade 5 citizens of Canada at Knoxdale Public School, call upon the Government of Canada to to ban single-use plastics, in whole or in part, in Canada.
Nepean
Liberal
Ontario
Open for signature : May 23, 2018, at 9:28 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : September 20, 2018, at 9:28 a.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
10
British Columbia
18
Manitoba
7
New Brunswick
1
Newfoundland and Labrador
3
Nova Scotia
2
Ontario
144
Quebec
22
Saskatchewan
3
Other Countries
1
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