Plastic Action Centre

Canada’s one-stop resource for taking action on plastics.

Coming Earth Week 2019

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About the Action Centre

Canadians are keenly aware of the consequences tied to plastic waste and are eager to learn how they can reduce the impact of choices they make as individuals, businesses, and governments.

Despite the increasing interest in plastics and reducing its environmental impacts there is no single national repository that provides governments, businesses, educators, researchers, and citizens the necessary scope of information to take meaningful action:

  • inventory of resources and tool
  • relevant facts and figures
  • market developments and business efforts
  • regulatory advances and policy initiatives
  • media coverage
  • educational material
  • consumer tips and more

That’s why Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO), in partnership with Walmart Canada, is excited to announce the development of the Plastic Action Centre, a unique knowledge hub solely dedicated to plastic waste education and reduction across Canada and beyond.

RCO will leverage its extensive subject matter expertise, multi-stakeholder memberships and partnerships from across the country, and institutional knowledge to inform and contribute to the Action Centre.

We are currently curating material and anticipate launching the resource in full April 2019 in both official languages. We will also reach out to interested stakeholders from coast to coast to gather knowledge and information for inclusion.

Submit a Resource

Already taking action on plastic? Have material that engages and educates on plastic reduction? Let us know! We invite everyone to share success stories, lesson plans, tip sheets, policies, and more to the action centre so we can share it with Canada and beyond.

Plastic Resources

For immediate plastic resources prior to launch visit Waste Reduction Week in Canada, a national year-round program that focuses on the circular economy, resource efficiency, and waste reduction. The annual campaign runs during the third week of October every year.

Visit and get involved: Oct. 21-27, 2019


Seed funding for the Plastic Waste Action Centre has been generously provided through our ongoing partnership with Walmart Canada.

We anticipate additional private and public partners as the Plastic Action Centre is developed through 2019.

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(416) 657 – 2797