OTTAWA – In response to Minister Guilbeault announcement introducing a Federal Plastics Registry during the the High-level partnerships day’s opening Session at the fourth session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-4), Sarah King, Head of Plastics & Oceans at Greenpeace Canada, said: 

“A plastics registry is a welcomed development by the Canadian government to increase transparency across the plastic industry. Now we need this information to guide the government in creating reduction targets on overall plastic production, and in working to eliminate the most problematic polymers, chemicals and products to begin to transition away from our overdependence on plastic and address the plastic crisis across the lifecycle. All countries must put Big Plastic and Big Oil under a microscope that will inevitably reveal a justification for a global, legally binding reduction target on plastic production within the Global Plastics Treaty.”


Notes to editor:

Greenpeace has a delegation representing more than a dozen countries that will be present at INC4 throughout the duration of the talks. Spokespeople are available in English, French, German, Swahili, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Bahasa, and Filipino.

Greenpeace Canada’s media briefer about INC-4 is available here.

Greenpeace International will host a press briefing inside the Shaw Center on Tuesday, April 23rd at 3PM ET, in the Media Center, Second Floor, Room 203. For journalists who are not UN accredited or outside of Ottawa, the event will be live streamed here.

For more information, please contact:

Laura Bergamo, Head of Media, Greenpeace Canada

[email protected] ; +1 438 928-5237