Turning the tide on plastic pollution in Canada, one legal action at a time.

Did you know that just three companies produce almost all the plastic that is made in Canada?

And did you know that these same companies are suing the federal government for acting against plastic pollution? That’s right, NOVA Chemicals, Dow, and Imperial Oil are leading a coalition challenging the government’s decision to list plastic as toxic under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA).

Ecojustice is fighting back. Ecojustice’s environmental lawyers represent every one of their clients free of charge and they go to court to defend nature, combat climate change and fight for your right to a healthy environment. Their lawyers will be representing Oceana Canada and Environmental Defence, two leading environmental organizations, as intervenors in the lawsuit—and we’re proud to donate towards the cause.

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The law is a powerful tool for change and this case aims to uphold the government’s ability to regulate plastic pollution. At the hearing, Ecojustice lawyers will present arguments in defence of the government’s efforts to combat the growing plastic crisis and put in place mechanisms to hold industry accountable.

“Big Plastic has shirked responsibility for too long—we must not allow those who profit from continued pollution to dictate Canada’s position on plastics regulation,” says Bronwyn Roe, Ecojustice lawyer. 

Plastic is choking our wildlife and trashing our environment. By listing plastic as toxic, it gives the government power to prevent or control plastic pollution at every stage of its life cycle. After all, naming a problem is the first step in solving it.

Thanks to your support, we’re able to put 1% of annual sales towards organizations like Ecojustice that share our vision for a better planet. If you’d like to join us in boosting their vital work, there are plenty of ways to get involved.