Check out @SeaShepherdPaul’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/SeaShepherdPaul/status/998209915725414401?s=09
Dear Prime Minister Trudeau and Minister McKenna,
Canada has a plastic pollution problem. It’s time for federal action.
We can’t rely on businesses to voluntarily “do the right thing” so long as making new plastic from fossil resources is cheap, the cost of collecting and recycling plastic is high, and dumping plastic into the environment is “free”. We need strong, standardized rules from coast-to-coast.
Canada’s National Plastics Strategy must include:
- Bans on plastics that are toxic or hard to recycle
- Regulations that mandate shed-free fabrics to keep harmful microfibers out of our waterways
- Standardized, legally enforceable provincial recycling targets that ensure 85 per cent of single-use plastics are recycled by 2025
- A national minimum of 75 per cent recycled content for single-use plastics
- Laws that make companies fully financially and operationally responsible for collecting and recycling the materials they put on the market
Our oceans, rivers and lakes are drowning in plastic pollution. This environmental crisis won’t be solved by passing the responsibility to residents and municipalities. And we certainly won’t solve it with voluntary charters.
Canada, use your G7 presidency to put an end to plastic pollution.
I want a plastic-free environment by 2025.
ACT NOW And SIGN HERE
Check out @pewenvironment’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/pewenvironment/status/985277520881901568?s=09
Posted by Mooky Colt | Filed under Global Warming is here and United States President is in denial., OCEAN THUNDER, Talking in Real Time
Despite a global moratorium on commercial whaling in 1986, Japan has been killing whales in the Southern Ocean in the name of “scientific research” since 1987.
In 2008, the Federal Court of Australia deemed Japan’s whaling illegal, yet despite this, their whaling fleet headed south that year without any prosecution from the Australian Government.
In 2014, the Governments of Australia and New Zealand took the Government of Japan to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Netherlands where their Southern Ocean Whale hunt was deemed illegal.
The Japanese Government continues to send their whaling fleet to the Southern Ocean each Austral summer, with a redesigned program and self-imposed quota to kill 333 protected Minke whales each year.
I watched this TED Talk and thought you would find it interesting.
Mike Velings: The case for fish farming
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The Trans Mountain project, embraced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, is expected to create 50 permanent jobs in B.C. and make a moderate contribution to the provincial tax base. On the other side of the ledger, an oil spill in Burrard Inlet would put at risk industries, including tourism, real estate and agriculture, that together employ over 200,000 people, according to Vancouver-based CRED (Conversations for Responsible Economic Development), a non-profit research and advocacy group.
B.C.’s new NDP government is trying to block expansion of the Trans Mountain in court by arguing that Ottawa failed to evaluate the project’s risks to the marine environment, which B.C. says is a breach of its obligation to consider the national interest.