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The Uncertain Fate of Canada's Single-Use Plastic Ban

How To Protect The Ocean

Release Date: 11/27/2023

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How To Protect The Ocean

Andrew Lewin discusses his workflow for creating consistent science communication content on both his podcast and YouTube channel. He delves into how he manages to post three times a week for the audio podcast and two episodes a week for the YouTube channel. Join Andrew as he shares insights on staying consistent and productive in the world of science communication. Follow a career in conservation: Use the code SUFB to get 33% off courses and the careers program.   Facebook Group: Connect with Speak Up For Blue: Website:  Instagram:  TikTok: Twitter:  YouTube:...

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Today's episode of the How to Protect the Ocean podcast highlights the importance of heeding warning signs on beaches, particularly in areas like Cardwell, Australia, where crocodile dangers persist. Host Andrew Lewin emphasizes the need to respect such warnings and avoid risky situations for the safety of both people and marine life. Tune in to learn more about taking action by avoiding potential threats to protect the ocean ecosystem. Link to article: Magic Minds:  use code PROTECT20 to get up to 56% off your first subscription Follow a career in conservation: Use the...

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In this episode of the How to Protect the Ocean podcast, host Andrew Lewin discusses the Canadian government's ban on single-use plastics. He explains that the ban includes items such as straws, grocery bags, and takeout containers. However, he highlights a recent court ruling that may jeopardize the ban. The ruling states that these items should not be classified as toxic, potentially undermining the ban's effectiveness. Lewin delves into the importance of this classification and how it could impact the future of the plastic ban.

Tune in to learn more about the government's efforts to protect the ocean and how listeners can take action.

Link to article: https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/federal-court-quashes-cabinet-order-underlying-single-use-plastics-ban-1.6648375

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In this episode, the discussion revolves around the harmful effects of plastic pollution on both the environment and human health. The host emphasizes the pervasive presence of plastic in our daily lives, including in our food, salt, and air. Of particular concern are microplastics, tiny particles of plastic that can be found in various types of food. The urgent need to halt the production and distribution of plastic is underscored as a crucial step in addressing this issue.

Plastic pollution is described as a universal problem that affects everyone, regardless of gender, race, culture, religion, or age. While the immediate effects may not be apparent, the long-term consequences can be detrimental to our well-being. The episode stresses the importance of taking action to combat plastic pollution and highlights Canada's efforts in implementing a ban on single-use plastic items such as straws, grocery bags, and takeout containers.

However, this ban in Canada faces potential challenges due to a recent court ruling that dismissed the classification of plastic as toxic under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act. This setback is seen as a significant obstacle in the fight against plastic pollution. The episode raises questions about how the government will respond to these challenges and emphasizes the ongoing need for collective efforts to address plastic pollution and safeguard both the environment and human health.

The episode also mentions that the Canadian government is aware of the plastic pollution crisis and is actively considering taking action. The host states that the government is carefully reviewing a federal court judgment and strongly considering an appeal. Additionally, they highlight the government's commitment to collaborating with provinces, territories, civil society, and industry to tackle plastic waste and pollution. The host emphasizes the urgency for the government to overcome the challenges posed by plastic pollution and take decisive action. It is evident that the Canadian government is cognizant of the issue and actively working towards finding solutions to address the plastic pollution crisis.

Oceana Canada is mentioned as an organization calling on industry leaders and governments across the country to join forces in ending plastic pollution at its source. The podcast transcript highlights Oceana Canada's plea for action and support from industry leaders and governments in their fight against plastic pollution. The host encourages listeners to visit Oceana Canada's page to learn more about their plastic campaign. Furthermore, the host expresses their intention to invite a representative from Oceana Canada to discuss the setback in detail on the podcast. The overall message conveyed is that Oceana Canada is actively engaged in efforts to end plastic pollution and seeks support from industry leaders and governments to achieve this crucial goal.