Canada-wide Strategy on Zero Plastic Waste

In November 2018, through the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment, the federal, provincial and territorial governments approved in principle a Canada-wide Strategy on Zero Plastic Waste. Building on the Ocean Plastics Charter, the strategy takes a circular economy approach to plastics and provides a framework for action in Canada.

We continue to work together to achieve results in key areas of the strategy:

  • product design
  • single-use plastics
  • collection systems
  • markets
  • recycling capacity
  • consumer awareness
  • aquatic activities
  • research and monitoring
  • clean-up
  • global action

In June 2019, Environment Ministers approved the first phase of the action plan, which identifies the government activities that will support the implementation of the strategy. A second phase will follow in 2020 to address the last five key areas of the strategy.

Canada-wide Strategy on Zero Plastic Waste

Canada-wide Action Plan on Zero Plastic Waste Phase 1