Our Organization

Mind Your Plastic is a registered Canadian charity that started in 2016. Mind Your Plastic’s mission to eliminate plastic pollution in Canada.

Through our work advocating with municipal government for policies that better regulate materials used in our economy, working alongside Canadian businesses to give consumers better plastic-free choices, and our direct action programming, like our Circular Economy Ambassador Program, we are moving towards a plastic pollution-free future for #PlasticFreeLand&Seas.  

Annually, over 300 million tons of plastic is produced around the world and unfortunately, more than 90% of that plastic is not recycled. Distressingly enough, much of that plastic ends up in our oceans with at least 8 million tons of plastic being dumped into the ocean each year. While plastic has become pervasive in our environment and homes, there are changes each of us can make to improve the situation, and that is what Mind Your Plastic is here to do!

OUR VISION

We envision a Canada without plastic pollution.

OUR MISSION

Mind Your Plastic’s mission is to eliminate plastic pollution in Canada.

OUR GOAL

Change consumer behaviour, corporate and public policy, and foster solutions to plastic pollution.

WHAT'S NEXT FOR 2022

The organization’s main goal is to  take an advocacy-based approach to influence municipalities to incorporate limitations on single-use plastics.  We will work with Canadian businesses to create changes in their plastic use to reduce plastic at the source. Additionally, we will continue to operate our annual Circular Economy Ambassador Program with a focus on finding ways to recycle, repurpose and reuse the plastic that is cleaned up while collecting valuable data. These focuses are broken down below. 

Government

 

Encourage municipalities to have bylaws that ban the use of single-use plastics by partnering with the Canadian Federation of Municipalities. Connect with them  and key stakeholders to build a list of best practices. Create a  database of those municipalities that have created change with bans of specific plastics to mitigate plastic production and waste.  

Canadian Businesses

 

Mind Your Plastic will work with Canadian businesses to develop best practices for ways to eliminate, or reduce, plastic packaging. This will include a checklist of packaging best practices that Mind Your Plastic advocates to reduce packaging and eliminate plastic at the source. It will be distributed as widely as possible to influence and encourage all Canadian producers to meet those standards. 

 

Circular Economy Ambassador Program

 

We will continue to operate and grow our annual Circular Economy Ambassador Program with the focus on collecting and analyzing data as well as identifying local solutions to divert as much waste from landfills. These solutions will form the basis of our local repository that can be shared across the nation for all clean up efforts.