The problem

Companies like Nestlé and Coca-Cola are offering false solutions to plastic waste, as fast as they are trashing the planet with billions of their disposable products. Meanwhile retailers like Sobeys, Loblaw and Metro aren’t taking real steps to address their customers’ plastic concerns.

Plastic is filling up landfills and destroying our planet. Our recycling system is broken and in Canada, less than 9% of the plastic waste is recycled.

The so-called “environmentally friendly” single-use alternatives that plastic polluters are forcing on us, like bio-based plastics or paper products, continue to fuel the throwaway product model that’s causing the mess we’re in.

The solution

Joining the #ReuseRevolution!

Every time you intentionally replace throwaway plastic with reusable solutions, you take part in a revolution. But you shouldn’t be the only one doing your part. Corporations must do theirs too.

We need supermarkets and big brands to join the #ReuseRevolution. Companies need to fundamentally rethink how they sell products to people. They need to invest in innovation and offer alternatives that prioritize reuse and refill systems over disposable packaging and products.

What you can do

What you can do

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Take part in the Global Refill week
Take our plastic solutions survey
Ask supermarkets to ditch throwaway plastic packaging
Donate to Greenpeace

From November 6 to 13, bring your own reusable containers to your local supermarket, restaurants and cafes and ask them to fill them up instead of using single-use packaging. And more! Download the instructions for more information.

Have your say on what you think supermarkets and big brands should do to reduce their plastic footprint.

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, consumed and landfilled.

Your gift contributes to our work to protect the planet and tackle plastic pollution at the source.

1 Take part in the Global Refill week

From November 6 to 13, bring your own reusable containers to your local supermarket, restaurants and cafes and ask them to fill them up instead of using single-use packaging. And more! Download the instructions for more information.

Instructions

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, consumed and landfilled.

Sign the petition

Have your say on what you think supermarkets and big brands should do to reduce their plastic footprint.

Take the survey

Your gift contributes to our work to protect the planet and tackle plastic pollution at the source.

Donate
Dispensers of Dried Food Products. © Isabelle Rose Povey / Greenpeace
Frozen Fruit Refill Station. © Isabelle Rose Povey / Greenpeace
Chopping Vegetables in a Supermarket. © Isabelle Rose Povey / Greenpeace