single use plastics.
Starting in Lunenburg.
Let’s take care of what is most valuable to us: our ocean and land, our healthy environment, our vital and diverse businesses, our beautiful and caring community.
Plastic Free Lunenburg is committed to collaborating with residents, businesses, community groups, governments, and waste managers, in shared responsibility to address the plastic pollution crisis.
Single use plastics are plastic items that are used for a very brief time – often only once – before they are placed in the garbage or recycling stream. Examples include straws, check-out bags, and take-out cups and containers. See more details here.
In Canada, we use billions of single use plastic items each year. We no longer have the capacity to recycle this amount of plastic. Most ends up in our landfills and oceans. It is eaten by animals and cycles back to us in our own food. Read more. We must reduce the amount of plastic we produce and use.
Plastic Free Lunenburg envisions a community where residents and visitors enjoy our natural environment, our historic town, and our many restaurants and businesses without relying on single use plastics. We envision a community where alternatives are readily available and easy to use. We envision a community that welcomes the opportunity to become leaders by doing our part in waste management, tourism, and caring for the land and oceans on which we all depend.