To promote and protect healthy waterways,
biodiversity and human health through the reduction of
plastic waste across Canada.

We have a plastic problem.

Learn more about why we are on a mission to solve this crisis.


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Your voice matters.

As an individual or business, you can make a difference.

Drop the Plastic is a Canadian not-for-profit organization dedicated to finding immediate solutions to our plastic pollution problem.

As it stands, there is a disconnect between the public’s embrace of viable reusable alternatives and the amount of plastic waste being disposed across Canada. At Drop the Plastic, we are taking a multifaceted approach to close this gap by raising awareness, bolstering education, strengthening collective action, and influencing policy.

By creating a voice for individuals, businesses and communities, we can stop unnecessary plastics and toxins from entering the environment.
Plastics do not belong in the ocean, the air we breath, or the water we drink.

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    Drop the Plastic would like to acknowledge the concerning situation that continues to develop day by day. We would like to share that we are focused on the safety and well-being of our global community. While there is a lot of uncertainty during this time, we are here to support you and your family.

    As part of our Earth Day Initiative, we would like to remind our members of some waste-free tips while grocery shopping:
    – Bring non plastic bags for your items – opt for a reusable cloth bag
    – Look for stores that sell items like olive oil, maple syrups, etc in bulk so to avoid packaging
    – Look for non-packaged produce, local butchers for meat, and delis so to avoid overly plastic packaged or processed goods

    If you are using disposable surgical gloves, wipes or masks, please do not put them in the recycling. We need to ensure all recycling staff do not handle these materials.

    Want to help?

    We are looking for volunteers that have access to sewing machines and materials to make reusable scrub caps and masks for our healthcare workers across Canada.
    Please send us an email at info@droptheplastic.org for more information.

    The silver lining of the COVID-19 virus is the lives saved by a reduction in air pollution.


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