Much more than 15,000 persons have signed a petition to reduce down on the plastic employed to package cannabis items in Quebec.
“There’s as well considerably packaging for no explanation,” mentioned Ruba Ghazal, the Quebec Solidaire MNA for the Mercier riding and the party’s atmosphere critic.
She sponsored the petition which is on the national assembly’s web page. It calls on the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) to ban all single-use plastic.
SQDC packaging frequently involves thick, youngster-resistant, temper-evident plastic containers that are then boxed in cardboard.
The petition says quite a few of the containers of the SQDC are not recyclable or are created for single-use and that the SQDC does not present any sort of package-recovery or consignment alternatives to its customers.
“Also the other request is to have far more ecological packing, biodegradable plastic,” Ghazal mentioned.
The SQDC says there is a explanation for all that packaging.
“Producers and suppliers will have to adhere strictly to government labelling and packaging needs imposed by the Cannabis Act and by Well being Canada,” the SQDC says in a statement.
Canada’s cannabis legislation demands that the packaging be youngster resistant and not be desirable to young persons.
This is the second petition to contact for much less plastic packaging. 1 final year began by a Montreal resident collected far more than 1,000 signatures.