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e-4066 (Environment)

Initiated by Catherine Ostler from Savary Island, British Columbia

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • Foam from marine infrastructure is an increasing source of pollution on Canada’s beaches;
  • Expanded polystyrene (EPS), commonly known as StyrofoamTM, in the marine environment can cause significant harm to marine life, seafood resources and ecosystems;
  • EPS is difficult to impossible to clean up from shorelines after it breaks down and has a high likelihood of entering the marine environment from damaged marine infrastructure, whether encased or not; and
  • The Qathet Regional District and the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities have unanimously endorsed the prohibition of EPS in marine environments.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to Prohibit the use of expanded polystyrene in the marine environment.
Open for signature
June 29, 2022, at 4:15 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
October 27, 2022, at 4:15 p.m. (EDT)
Photo - Rachel Blaney
North Island—Powell River
New Democratic Party Caucus
British Columbia
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