A lot more than 15,000 people today have signed a petition to reduce down on the plastic utilised to package cannabis merchandise in Quebec.
“There’s as well substantially packaging for no purpose,” 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 site. It calls on the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) to ban all single-use plastic.
SQDC packaging normally contains thick, youngster-resistant, temper-evident plastic containers that are then boxed in cardboard.
The petition says lots of of the containers of the SQDC are not recyclable or are created for single-use and that the SQDC does not offer you any sort of package-recovery or consignment possibilities to its consumers.
“Also the other request is to have much more ecological packing, biodegradable plastic,” Ghazal mentioned.
The SQDC says there is a purpose for all that packaging.
“Producers and suppliers should adhere strictly to government labelling and packaging specifications imposed by the Cannabis Act and by Wellness Canada,” the SQDC says in a statement.
Canada’s cannabis legislation demands that the packaging be youngster resistant and not be desirable to young people today.
This is the second petition to get in touch with for significantly less plastic packaging. A single final year began by a Montreal resident collected much more than 1,000 signatures.