People around the world are becoming aware of the massive problem caused by plastic products, especially single-use plastics. On June 10, the Canadian government announced that it will ban single use plastic products as of 2021. Plastic pollution is a global challenge that requires immediate action, says the federal. Read our reports on this topic.
This 2008 photo provided by NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center shows plastic debris in Hanauma Bay, Hawaii. It's estimated that millions of tonnes of plastic enters the worlds oceans every year. (AP Photo/NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center)