Fredericton – The Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South, David Coon, issued the following statement in recognition of World Environment Day:
“In New Brunswick, plastics are littering our beaches, our streets, and our public places. They are polluting our rivers and our coastal waters, harming aquatic and marine life. It’s time we start eliminating throw-away plastic products and set our sights on becoming a zero waste province.
“Last week, The David Suzuki Foundation, the Conservation Council of New Brunswick and dozens of other environmental organisations called on governments to adopt policies to keep plastics out of the environment by banning single use plastics, for example.
“If New Brunswickers want to get rid of plastic waste, electing more Greens to the Legislature in September will help ensure this happens.”
You can find the declaration here: https://environmentaldefence.ca/plasticsdeclaration