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.


The Origins of NoSUP Canada

Meet our founder, Karen Farley


Blog Posts

Plastic-free resolutions for 2023

Canada’s single-use plastic ban came into effect on December 20, 2022, and we’re already seeing retailers and restaurants moving away from single-use plastics. So it’s no surprise that we want our resolutions to be plastic-free and zero-waste-focused this year.  We’ve come down to five resolutions we’ll focus on, and we encourage you to add them…

How to Have a Green December

For December, we want to share ways to celebrate a Green December. It’s easy to get caught up on the holiday season, but we want to remind everyone that there are ways we can reduce our environmental impact during the end of the year and throughout the year. They include: Spending time in nature The…

What’s not included in Canada’s single-use plastic ban

From May to September, NoSUP Canada petitioned the Government of Canada to improve the single-use plastic ban by strengthening regulations and accelerating the timeline toward zero-plastic waste goals supported by almost 1,500 signatures. Unfortunately, the first phase of the single-use plastic ban only includes checkout bags, stir sticks, can rings, takeout items, cutlery and straws,…

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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