National plastics action centre launched

TORONTO – The Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO), with funding from Walmart Canada, has launched the Plastic Action Centre, a national resource that offers a full view of plastic waste in every corner of the country.

The Plastic Action Centre is Canada’s a single platform to learn about plastics, make connections, and exchange information to take action. It offers resources and tools, facts and figures, market developments, business efforts, regulatory advances and policy initiatives, as well as ongoing domestic and international media coverage.

“Knowledge and education drive action, and plastics and plastic waste can be confusing with so many competing resources and sources of information,” says Jo-Anne St. Godard, executive director of Recycling Council of Ontario.

“The Plastic Action Centre is designed to be the first-ever repository to help Canadians become better and more versed as it relates to plastic waste.”

Information on the site is organized by issue: plastic chemistry types, microplastics, technology and innovation, production, recycling, the circular economy, and more.

The Plastic Action Centre also offers visitors the option to search topics and developments province by province.

RCO has convened an advisory panel of experts from across the country to share their knowledge and answer any questions submitted to the Plastic Action Centre. Visitors are also encouraged to submit resources and activities that can be included in the Plastic Action Centre.

“Walmart Canada is committed to reducing our own plastic use, recycling more and supporting improvements to the system,” says Lee Tappenden, president and CEO, Walmart Canada.

“We are pleased to support The Plastic Action Centre to provide an important resource for Canadians to learn more about this critical issue and find ways to make a difference.”