Resource Input
  • Increasing recycled content by at least 50% in plastic products where applicable by 2030
  • Canada-wide Action Plan on Zero Plastic Waste: Phase 1
  • Canada-wide Strategy on Zero Plastic Waste
Resource Use
  • 100% reusable, recyclable, or, where viable alternatives do not exist, recoverable plastics by 2030
  • Recycle and reuse at least 55% of plastic packaging by 2030 and recover 100% of all plastics by 2040.
  • Ocean Plastics Charter
Resource Circulation
  • Relative to the 2014 level, reduce per capita waste disposed by 30% by 2030 and 50% by 2040
  • Aspirational Canada-wide Waste Reduction Goal
Environmental Impact In The Context Of Circular Economy / Resource Efficiency
  • Identify opportunities and develop guidance for Canada-wide monitoring to achieve consistent data gathering on plastics in the environment that: prioritize natural systems (e.g., water, wildlife) to improve the understanding of the effects of plastic pollution, harmonize approaches to detect, monitor, characterize and quantify plastic pollution and assess environmental impacts.
  • Canada-wide Action Plan on Zero Plastic Waste – Phase 2
Economic Impact In The Context Of Circular Economy / Resource Efficiency
  • Through Statistics Canada and other mechanisms, develop and maintain Canada-wide data on plastic use in the economy, how they are managed and where they end up.
  • Evaluate best policy options to increase collection and end-of-life management of fishing and aquaculture gear including the role of extended producer responsibility and other measures