Welcome to NoSUP Canada

Eliminating single-use plastic waste from Canada’s food system

We did it! We gathered over 1,300 signatures petitioning the Government of Canada to strengthen regulations and implement tighter deadlines around the single-use plastic ban.

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Blog Posts

Phase One of Canada’s Single-Use Plastic Ban: Facts & Alternatives

The first phase of Canada’s Single-Use Plastic Ban includes checkout bags, cutlery, takeout items, plastic aluminum can ring carriers, stir sticks, and straws. However, the six items being banned only account for about 3% of the total amount of plastic waste created in Canada. Nevertheless, this first phase is a step in the right direction,Continue reading “Phase One of Canada’s Single-Use Plastic Ban: Facts & Alternatives”

How to organize a cleanup

Beach cleanups, park cleanups and trail cleanups have been a popular part of environmental conservation for decades. Plogging — derived from the Swedish words for “pick-up while jogging” — has become a movement worldwide where individuals collect garbage while running, jogging, walking, and even scuba diving. While we recognize that cleanups don’t deal with theContinue reading “How to organize a cleanup”

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Explore the Numbers

Unpack Canada’s Plastic Problem


3.3M

metrics tons of plastic are disposed of in Canada each year

50%

of the plastic used in Canada is for single-use items

9%

is recycled with the remainder ending up in landfills or polluting land and waterways

30%

is the projected increase of plastic waste over the next decade