The problem

Each year, Canada generates 3.25 million tonnes of plastic waste - the equivalent weight of over 140,000 full garbage trucks! So much of the plastic packaging and waste we generate we get from our weekly visits to supermarkets. It has gotten nearly impossible to avoid single-use plastic when shopping for food and other necessities. And sadly despite our best efforts to sort for recycling, only 9% of plastic waste is recycled in Canada. The rest is burned, landfilled or ends up in the environment at home and abroad.

The solution

By ditching single-use plastic packaging, supermarkets have the power to help lead the way in dramatically reducing the amount of single-use plastic produced. That could include refill and reuse systems, or totally new delivery systems — but the time has come to stop using throwaway plastic for good.

 

What you can do

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Ask supermarkets to ditch throwaway plastic packaging
Email the CEOs of Loblaw and Sobeys
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By ditching single-use plastic packaging, supermarkets have the power to help lead the way in dramatically reducing the amount of single-use plastic produced.

Canada’s biggest supermarket chains refuse to address their plastic footprints or offer their customers unpackaged alternatives. Make them change their minds!

There are many ways to influence your local grocer or a major supermarket chain. Advocating that your supermarket go plastic-free can help provide the incentive they need to move in the right direction.

Your gift contributes to our work to protect the planet and stop plastic pollution.

1 Ask supermarkets to ditch throwaway plastic packaging

By ditching single-use plastic packaging, supermarkets have the power to help lead the way in dramatically reducing the amount of single-use plastic produced.

Sign the petition

Canada’s biggest supermarket chains refuse to address their plastic footprints or offer their customers unpackaged alternatives. Make them change their minds!

Send an email

There are many ways to influence your local grocer or a major supermarket chain. Advocating that your supermarket go plastic-free can help provide the incentive they need to move in the right direction.

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Your gift contributes to our work to protect the planet and stop plastic pollution.

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