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plastic pollution

The federal government released a list of six items to be banned by the end of 2021.
Scot Davidson thinks the issue of plastic pollution “shouldn’t be a partisan thing.”
Disposable shopping bags, cutlery and straws could all be prohibited.
More than nine in 10 Canadians say they are personally motivated to reduce plastic waste, but far fewer are willing to pay more.
Hopes are sky-high for eco-friendly air travel.
The only obstacles are political will and the plastic industry lobbies.
Adam Turnbull wants people to know what littering can do.
Canadians send more than nine million tonnes of garbage to landfills every year -- an estimated 35 per cent of that waste is packaging from food and consumer goods. And not all packaging waste makes it to the dump. Scientists have sounded the alarm about pop can holders and grocery bags polluting our waterways and oceans
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has now acknowledged that there's an issue with water takings by bottled water companies, and she's vowed to fix the problem. Change couldn't come soon enough. If she's serious about fixing the water bottling system, here's what Ontario needs to do.
It's encouraging that our newly elected federal government has agreed to improve efforts to safeguard Canada's oceans. Ocean protection here is shamefully deficient, currently at around one per cent. Weak ocean protection hinders our coasts' ability to remain resilient in the face of many challenges.
Every ocean now bears witness to our waste. In a report, published in the academic journal PLOS ONE, scientists conclude
Small pieces of plastic are capable of absorbing other forms of pollution in seawater. Mercury, PCBs, DDT and oily pollutants attach to plastic, so when animals consume plastic, the pollutants attached to them enter their bodies and move up the food chain, ultimately to the humans who eat seafood.