Make Throw Away Go Away - Canopy

Make Throw Away Go Away. Take a stand with Canopy and more than 180 organizations to put an end to single-use.

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Our choice is not a matter of paper or plastic. It’s a choice between disposable or renewable.

Solutions exist right now that can create transformational change and take us from a culture of single-use to one that prioritizes sustainable materials, and restoration and conservation of the environment.

We, therefore, call for an end to single-use and throwaway commodities. We call for transformational change to our systems of production and consumption to reject the use of disposable products in favor of reusable, recyclable, and compostable materials made with the lowest possible environmental and social footprint. This will require commitments and effective collaboration from government, business, financial institutions and investors, non-profits, and individuals.

Accordingly, we call on all relevant bodies to:

  • Redirect public and private funds to support the start-up and scale-up of systems that support reusable products, and discourage the continuation of single-use commodities by increasing levies and taxes on those products and the systems that prop them up.
  • Re-design responsible materials that ensure the products we use sustain the health of the people and the planet.
  • Restore degraded natural habitats that have been impacted as a result of the production and disposal of products and packaging and recognize the important role that local and indigenous communities play in conservation and restoration. Protect and promote sustainable use of forest and marine ecosystems.

Sign on to our commitment and join the momentum to halt single-use and protect Earth’s precious natural ecosystems.

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Make Throw Away Go Away

From cradle to grave, single use products leave behind a legacy of negative environmental impacts that humanity and the earth’s resources can simply not afford.

We therefore call for an end to single use, throwaway commodities, and call for transformational change to our production, consumption and end-of-use systems to enable a truly circular economy.

Read our media release here.