The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the global Plastics Pact Network highlights the urgent need for action to tackle plastic pollution, with plastic production predicted to double by 2035 and an estimated 1.3 billion tonnes of plastic waste expected by 2040.

The Canada Plastics Pact, in collaboration with Dillon Consulting, has released a national ecosystem scan to evaluate and highlight the opportunities to implement reuse and refill systems as a way to reduce the amount of single-use plastic waste and move towards a more circular economy for plastic packaging.

The report calls for a systemic change in the way we produce, use, and dispose of plastic, with a focus on reducing plastic waste and increasing the use of recycled and renewable materials. It outlines a number of solutions, including the elimination of unnecessary single-use plastics, the redesign of plastic products to make them more recyclable and reusable, the development of new business models that prioritize sustainability, and highlights the need for governments to take a leading role in implementing policies and regulations that support the transition to a circular economy for plastics packaging.

Click here to visit the Canada Plastics Report page and read the report.