Boyd: Why the G7 must take bold action on plastic pollution

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By David R. Boyd, Ottawa Citizen, June 6, 2018

Canada, led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, deserves credit for prioritizing plastic pollution in the lead-up to the G7 summit.

It is likely that the leaders’ declaration will embrace a long-term vision for zero plastic waste.

However, a leaders’ statement is only a first step. The G7 meeting offers Canada a platform to demonstrate genuine leadership by boldly advocating for a new global plastics treaty. Without a comprehensive and enforceable international law, air, water, wildlife and people will continue to be polluted by plastic.

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