When referring to any of the results of our analysis and/or its concept and design, please cite us accordingly:
Global Plastics Policy Centre (2022) March A., Salam, S., Evans, T., Hilton, J., Fletcher, S. (editors). Global Plastics Policy Review. Revolution Plastics, University of Portsmouth.
Canada: Strategy on Zero Plastic WasteView the policy document
Key FindingsView the policy document
This policy aims for 100% reuse and recycling of plastics by 2030. This is a Zero Waste Policy aiming for 100% reuse or recycling and 50% recycled content of plastics by 2030. Single use plastics and microbeads were banned in 2020. The policy is enacted by provinces which is problematic as there is inconsistency of approach with many provinces failing to adopt the policy. The lack of consistency across provinces led to problems for manufacturers who were unable to follow local implementation criteria. There is a low level, 11%, of plastic recycled but there is a high level of funding from the Canadian Government of $20 million for innovation and $5 million for education.
Through an analytical framework, we've reviewed over 100 plastic policies. These reviews determine the effectiveness of policies in reducing plastic pollution and we offer recommendations in light of this evidence, to enhance future policy making. You can find out more about our methods on our methods page.Methods