Micro plastic particles are a big problem. They're polluting our oceans, lakes and rivers, and contaminating our drinking water. I am proud to sponsor this petition, initiated by Sarah Whiteside, a member of the Ocean Bridge 2019 Cohort. Ocean Bridge "connects Canadian youth from coast to coast to coast empowering them to make a difference towards ocean conservation."
Petition e-2389 identifies home laundry as a significant source of micro plastic pollution that we can greatly reduce with existing filtration technology. The petition calls on the government to: 1. Legislate the requirement of all new washing machines to have discharge filters as of 2021.
2. Provide incentives to all residents of Canada to install discharge filters on current washing machines.
I support this call to action and I hope you will too.
Petition e-2389 is open for signatures until May 22, 2020. I'll be presenting this petition in the House of Commons soon, and when I do I'll share the video here on my website in my weekly reports from Ottawa.
Are you interested in starting an e-petition? Learn more at https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/