VANCOUVER, British Columbia
- July 9, 2021
-- According to a 2019 study commissioned by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), about 3.3 million tons of plastic is discarded in Canada each year, and less than 10 per cent — about 305,000 tons — is recycled. The rest goes to the environment:
landfills, rivers, lakes and oceans. Plastic pollution, like climate change, is a global problem, and should be solved globally. Many countries around the world have already banned certain non-essential single-use plastic items and 170 countries have pledged to significantly reduce plastic use by 2030. The European Union's single-use plastic ban will be in force this summer. Canada has an opportunity to join other global leaders in the fight to end the plastic disaster.
The federal government recently announced plastic to be considered toxic under Canada's primary environmental law — the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA). This decision seems to be the first step towards a proposed ban on some single-use items like take-out containers, straws, and six-pack rings. This is a step of paramount importance in Canada's plan to address the growing plastic pollution crisis, enabling regulations that would reduce unnecessary plastic use, and support a non-toxic, low-carbon circular economy.
R3Rewards Management Corporation is helping to reduce the effects of plastic pollution by offering a user-friendly digital platform for collecting and exchanging reward points for different services. Their mission is to promote sustainability and encourage people to educate their children and set good examples by reusing or converting recyclable products into tangible goods and services.About R3Rewards Management Corporation
: R3Rewards offers a mixed digital and physical solution for recyclables, integrating reverse vending machines, unique software, and secure mobile application, encouraging, motivating, and rewarding Canadians to reprocess their waste. The Mission is to contribute to the world's sustainable development by continuously improving the customers' expectations, creating "green" habits, and educating the public about environmental management. (https://r3rewards.com/