“World Oceans Day (June 8) prompted several new commitments, including an agreement between five of the G7 countries to reduce plastic waste in oceans. The Ocean Plastics Charter was endorsed by Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Britain and the European Union but declined by the U.S. and Japan at the G7 leaders’ summit in La Malbaie, Québec, Canada. The pact calls for signatory countries to reduce the use of plastics and, where alternatives are not available, find ways to include more recycled materials in the plastics they do use. . . .
“The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) and Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) announced its members had committed to goals of 100 per cent of plastics packaging being recyclable or recoverable by 2030 and 100 per cent of plastics packaging being reused, recycled, or recovered by 2040. The goals align with those of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), announced last month.
“Corporate commitments flooded in as well, including from IKEA, health and CPG company RB, fast food chain A&W Canada, and UK meat-free food maker Quorn Foods.”
FULL STORY published June 11, 2018 via Sustainable Brands