"We know plastic ... is literally choking our lakes and rivers and we have to take steps to stop that or we'll have more plastic pollution than fish by 2050.” 👏🗣 @catherinemckennaottcen
This week in Halifax, delegates representing the gathered to discuss the ocean plastics charter.
Introduced this June, the ocean plastics charter has been signed by 5 of the 7 Nations which make up the G7. The US 🇺🇸 and Japan 🇯🇵 have not yet signed on.
Curious who else is in the G7? 🌍 Glad you asked! The ‘Group of Seven’ is made up of Canada (this year’s G7 president), France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The G7 represents the largest advanced economies. The G7 meets annually to talk about policies that impact the global economy which, of course, includes the ocean 🌊 economy!
PS — thanks Minister McKenna for stating from stage the importance of individual and community action and policies to reduce use of single-use plastics, specifically starting with the plastic straw. 🛒 by @louisemccurdy 📸 by @bamford_alex
Reposted from @lonelywhale
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