The Plastic Crisis
The lakes and oceans we depend on are facing a plastic crisis.
In Canada, single-use plastics (such as disposable plastic straws) make up most of the plastic litter found in our water bodies- with up to 57 million plastic straws used and disposed of on a daily basis. According to Kara Cox (2018), Thunder Bay’s shorelines have the two highest abundances of microplastics in Lake Superior, with 10,000-20,000 microplastic particles per square kilometre.
With Canada’s national ban on harmful single-use plastics already on its way, why not start reducing plastic waste in your home, business, or restaurant today? Thankfully, EcoSuperior’s Last Straw Campaign and Plastics Reduction programming are here to help!