BREAK THE PLASTIC HABIT TODAY!
Recycling isn't enough. It is estimated that almost 400 million tonnes of plastic are produced across the globe each year. Of that, 8 million tonnes find their way into our oceans, and only 10% of the global total is captured and recycled.
‘What about Canada’ you ask. Despite our excellent reputation, Canadians throw away 3 million tonnes of plastic waste every year. Only 9% of that is recycled. This means most plastics end up in landfills and approximately 29,000 tonnes of that end up in our priceless ecosystems.
We know that the use of single-use plastics (SUPs) is one of the most pressing environmental and social issues facing us today. Though we understand that plastic is part of our everyday lives, SUPs are causing serious problems for the planet, and we all have a part to play in reducing plastic pollution.
Through our Breaking the Plastic Habit (BTPH) program we aim to target specific, avoidable, single-use plastic (SUP) items and influence a positive change across our Canadian properties. By creating a culture of mindful plastic use, our end goal is to collectively move away from throwaway plastics for good.
TAP IN AND BREAK THE HABIT
Home to our Breaking the Plastic Habit program, axiis is your one stop shop to break the plastic habit. Here we will share our progress with you, provide you and your teams with resources and even host contests, giveaways and events. All accessible by downloading axiis.
Break the plastic habit with us. On axiis.
Don’t have the app? Tap in for free today, available for iPhone and Android.
THE FEDERAL BAN
The Canadian government has entered the ring in the fight against single-use plastics and legislation can only help the cause. This legislation is focused on six 6 hard to recycle items and will ensure that these items are removed from our retail and service industries over the coming years.
- Plastic grocery bags
- Plastic straws
- Plastic Stir Sticks
- Plastic 6-pack ring carriers
- Plastic cutlery
- Plastic dishware/ takeout containers
Not only will these items be removed from distribution throughout the country, but the export of these items is also covered under the federal ban. The ban will roll out in a phased approach nationwide.
*Medical exemption in place for bendable straws, ban applied at the retail and commercial sales.
**Please reference the federal website for full details.
RESOURCES TO GET YOU STARTED
- Single Use Plastic Challenge Checklist (Plastic free July)
- Plastic Footprint Calculator (Omni calculator)
- Federal Ban Overview
- Science Assessment of Plastic Pollution
- Zero Plastic Waste Strategy
- Zero Plastic Waste Action Plan Phase I
- Zero Plastic Waste Action Plan Phase II
- Selecting SUP Alternatives
Want to learn more? Tap into axiis today and break the plastic habit with us!
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