Save Plastic is more than just a call for action, it's a call for meaningful change. A Government of Canada study states that almost $8 billion worth of plastic sent to landfill could be recuperated into the economy through better collection and recycling. By saving plastic from landfills, we recover a valuable resource that will allow us to meet up to 60 percent of plastic demand by 2050 with recycled plastics. All the while making significant contributions to carbon net-zero actions and achieving zero plastic waste.
"The role of plastic in our society, while critical, continues to change. Industry is taking the lead on innovating and investing in recycling technologies, as well as evolving the design of products and packages. Plastics will continue to play an important role in decarbonizing our economy through clean energy, the automotive sector, reducing food waste and many other uses. We can ensure plastics are seen as a renewable resource that never reaches the landfill", says Bob Masterson, CEO, Chemistry Industry Association of Canada.