Wednesday , September 28 2022

B.C. AS celebrates a huge victory & # 39; when offering plastic pollution to go to House


A private member bill that calls for a national framework to reduce plastic pollution in the Canadian waters has passed unanimously in the House of Commons.

The M-151 motion was introduced, in November 2017 by Gord Johns Courtenay-Alberni MP.

Johns said he had been inspired to act after the Hanjin Waste Disposal in November 2016. After 35 ship vessels were cut apart and washed up on the beaches of the western island of Vancouver Island, they were volunteers and It was working to clean up the discharge.

Johns has plastic corrugation on a beach in Victoria on December 1, 2018. (Kendall Hanson / News CHEK)

In a statement, Johns called the unanimous piece as "a great victory for our oceans and coastal communities."

"There is a firm recognition that direct and direct action is needed to fill the legislative and regulatory corruption that is void to marine plastic pollution in Canada," said John.

The proposal is derived from recommendations published by the Victoria University Center for Environmental Law in 2017.

It identifies several important steps to prevent and remove plastic pollution in the marine environment.

These include reducing plastic debris, reducing industrial use of single-off plastics, as well as providing annual funding for existing plastic pollution cleansing.

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