:5,"discussion_name":"On the Ground Action","user_id":"Anonymous","discourse":"Positive","dominant_topic":5,"topic_phrase":"our local communities","topic_keywords":["business","government","school","local","group","education","federal","part","environmental","organize"],"lemmas":["value","event","town","festival","local","government","profit","display","show","sheer","volume","type","location","pollution","see","clean","local","georgian","bay","island","several","community","profit","shed","light","bad","pollution","park","mooring","area","island","hope","great","job","show","species","specie","risk","think","interest","direct","linkage","litter","choice","harm","environment"]},{"comment_id":977,"comment":"I have noticed an increasing number of plastic doggy bags that people use for their dogs \"business\" then throw off to the curb or into the bush. These bags need to be biodegradable or paper. the are a mess and completely unnecessary. On time use plastic bottles, straws, twist ties, bread bags, coffee cup lids, garbage bags, Bic lighters etc. all need to be either biodegradable or paper based.\nI'm not sure how to get manufacturers to make changes to these products but perhaps you may have some suggestions...\nMike","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":5,"discussion_name":"On the Ground Action","user_id":"Mike O\u2019Shea","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":4,"topic_phrase":"plastic grocery bags","topic_keywords":["bag","bring","ban","grocery","encourage","give","company","great","stop","offer"],"lemmas":["notice","increase","number","doggy","bag","people","dog","business","throw","bag","need","biodegradable","paper","mess","completely","unnecessary","time","bottle","twist","tie","bread","bag","coffee","garbage","bag","bic","lighter","need","biodegradable","paper","base","sure","manufacturer","make","change","product","perhaps","suggestion"]},{"comment_id":978,"comment":"How do we avoid plastic bags for garbage use?","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":5,"discussion_name":"On the Ground Action","user_id":"Hiba Ali","discourse":"Neutral","dominant_topic":1,"topic_phrase":"their own reusable cups","topic_keywords":["litter","single","reusable","coffee","cup","recycling","garbage","city","place","incentive"],"lemmas":["avoid","bag","garbage"]},{"comment_id":979,"comment":"I think all cities should employ homeless,addicted, disadvantaged persons or anyone unable to secure meaningful jobs and give them a job ( with benefits) to collect plastics and assist with recycling. The people will then have employment which will provide them with a reliable income and a source of self worth. This has been tried in other places with success..","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":5,"discussion_name":"On the Ground Action","user_id":"Paula Worton","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":4,"topic_phrase":"plastic grocery bags","topic_keywords":["bag","bring","ban","grocery","encourage","give","company","great","stop","offer"],"lemmas":["think","city","employ","homeless","addict","disadvantaged","person","unable","secure","meaningful","job","give","job","benefit","collect","plastic","assist","recycling","people","employment","provide","reliable","income","source","self","worth","try","place","success"]},{"comment_id":980,"comment":"We need responsible recycling in Canada. Canada is NOT a major contributor to plastic pollution in our Oceans. Lot of manufacturing jobs will be at stake; we need to develop better R&D, rather than banning plastic.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":5,"discussion_name":"On the Ground Action","user_id":"SATY LATCHUPATULA","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":4,"topic_phrase":"plastic grocery bags","topic_keywords":["bag","bring","ban","grocery","encourage","give","company","great","stop","offer"],"lemmas":["need","responsible","contributor","pollution","ocean","lot","manufacturing","job","stake","develop","better","rather","ban"]},{"comment_id":981,"comment":"My daughter and I use reusable bags and forget straws. I can drink from a cup.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":5,"discussion_name":"On the Ground Action","user_id":"Kristina Heaton","discourse":"Neutral","dominant_topic":1,"topic_phrase":"their own reusable cups","topic_keywords":["litter","single","reusable","coffee","cup","recycling","garbage","city","place","incentive"],"lemmas":["daughter","reusable","bag","forget","drink","cup"]},{"comment_id":982,"comment":"It's not plastic packaging but careless and irresponsible people who litter. People complain but need to look in the mirror. Municipalities need to enforce litter bylaws including fining people for littering. More public space litter bins and education of the impact of all litter is needed.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":5,"discussion_name":"On the Ground Action","user_id":"Joe Hruska","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":1,"topic_phrase":"their own reusable cups","topic_keywords":["litter","single","reusable","coffee","cup","recycling","garbage","city","place","incentive"],"lemmas":["package","careless","irresponsible","people","litter","people","complain","look","mirror","municipality","need","enforce","litter","bylaw","include","fine","people","litter","public","space","litter","bin","education","impact","litter","need"]},{"comment_id":983,"comment":"Plastics are not just waste, they are very useful to our everyday lives. The problem is not the plastics we use but what we do with them after there useful life. In Canada, we need to focus on recycling all plastics across the country. The majority of plastics can be recycled and made into other useful items. Plastics are receiving a bad rep but we must consider all the advantages that come along with these products. For example, polystyrene containers (foam) they are great for storage of food items, they are good for keeping food items warm and are extremely sanitary. These products are less expensive to make, use less in energy to manufacture and are 98% air. Foam products are 100% recyclable. We need to focus our efforts on more recycling of plastics that will overall help the environment and create jobs in Canada.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":5,"discussion_name":"On the Ground Action","user_id":"Krista Jensen","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":7,"topic_phrase":"recycled plastics","topic_keywords":["plastic","make","recycle","reuse","create","product","country","support","good","include"],"lemmas":["plastic","waste","useful","everyday","live","problem","plastic","useful","need","recycle","plastic","country","majority","plastic","recycle","make","useful","item","plastic","receive","bad","consider","advantage","come","product","example","polystyrene","container","foam","great","storage","food","item","good","keep","food","item","warm","extremely","sanitary","product","less","expensive","make","less","energy","manufacture","air","foam","product","recyclable","need","focus","effort","recycle","plastic","overall","help","environment","create","job"]},{"comment_id":984,"comment":"Plastic can be recycled as long as we try to recycle it. Bannig plastic and styrofoam is not a solution.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":5,"discussion_name":"On the Ground Action","user_id":"Sunghoon Kim","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":7,"topic_phrase":"recycled plastics","topic_keywords":["plastic","make","recycle","reuse","create","product","country","support","good","include"],"lemmas":["recycle","long","try","recycle"]},{"comment_id":985,"comment":"The industry is in dysfunction, partly because of the lingering garbage mentality (landfill are money makers) and partly because of the inefficient and non-effective alignment of government including municipalities, provinces, federal and third party contractors (contractors by their very nature have a goal to make as much as they can with as little input as possible).\nPresently we are developing a group that works in alignment with whatever regulatory requirements exist but as far removed from government and third party corporate garbage mentality. The goal is to collect PRODUCT and return the product back into the economy at the highest value possible. Street garbage will be not be part of our raw resource target. \nThe business model proposed at the moment would allow non-government community groups, association and not-for-profits to take part in the community segment of the Value Chain with the intention of directing funds directly back into the community the product came from, giving each community a direct reward through participation. The operational component of the plan would be managed by a separate entity providing operational activities to support the concept as well as tracking and financial management.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":5,"discussion_name":"On the Ground Action","user_id":"Doug Allen","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":5,"topic_phrase":"our local communities","topic_keywords":["business","government","school","local","group","education","federal","part","environmental","organize"],"lemmas":["industry","dysfunction","partly","linger","garbage","mentality","landfill","money","maker","partly","inefficient","non","effective","alignment","government","include","municipality","province","federal","third","party","contractor","contractor","goal","make","much","little","input","possible","presently","develop","group","work","alignment","regulatory","requirement","exist","far","remove","government","third","party","corporate","garbage","mentality","goal","collect","product","return","product","economy","high","value","possible","street","garbage","part","raw","resource","target","business","model","propose","moment","allow","non","government","community","profit","take","part","community","segment","value","chain","intention","direct","fund","directly","back","community","product","come","give","community","direct","reward","participation","operational","component","plan","manage","separate","entity","provide","operational","activity","support","concept","well","track","financial","management"]},{"comment_id":986,"comment":"The businesses who produce and ship products should be MADE to limit packaging. Compliance standards and strict auditing should be mandatory with stiff penalties. The monitoring and enforcement would create a lot of jobs! Maybe even a public reporting mechanism so that consumers are aware of those businesses, who are not being responsible corporate citizens, and can spend their money elsewhere. \n\nFor fast food manufacturing, compostable containers or EDIBLE containers would be much better than plastic or styrofoam.\n\nWhen I buy eggs or produce from farmers markets and roadside stands, I bring back the cartons and pails. They are happy to take them back because they reuse them and it saves them money.\n\nConsumers and end users should be able to return plastics for reuse back to the manufacturer. If we can return beer and wine bottles and cans, why can't we return packaging?","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":5,"discussion_name":"On the Ground Action","user_id":"Cheryl Francis","discourse":"Positive","dominant_topic":6,"topic_phrase":"my plastic products","topic_keywords":["clean","public","packaging","bottle","store","buy","pay","consumer","package","event"],"lemmas":["business","produce","ship","product","make","limit","packaging","compliance","standard","strict","auditing","mandatory","stiff","penalty","monitor","enforcement","create","lot","job","maybe","even","public","reporting","mechanism","consumer","aware","business","responsible","corporate","citizen","spend","money","elsewhere","fast","food","manufacture","compostable","container","edible","container","much","well","styrofoam","buy","egg","produce","farmer","market","roadside","stand","bring","back","carton","pail","happy","take","back","reuse","save","money","consumer","end","user","able","return","plastic","reuse","back","manufacturer","return","beer","wine","bottle","can","return","packaging"]},{"comment_id":987,"comment":"1) Use canvas bags to purchase groceries and other goods\n2) Support vendors that reduce or eliminate plastic packaging\n3) Encourage governments to fund microbial research to devise tailored organisms which degrade plastics to harmless substances.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":5,"discussion_name":"On the Ground Action","user_id":"John Speikers","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":4,"topic_phrase":"plastic grocery bags","topic_keywords":["bag","bring","ban","grocery","encourage","give","company","great","stop","offer"],"lemmas":["canvas","bag","purchase","grocery","good","support","vendor","reduce","eliminate","packaging","encourage","government","microbial","research","devise","tailor","organism","degrade","plastic","harmless","substance"]},{"comment_id":988,"comment":"It is time people learn the facts and science before they make recommendations that will lead us into a higher not lower waste and carbon economy. Many suggestions sound good but on closer examination they will create more waste and GHG's leading to accelerated climate change and including acidification of our oceans caused by the unintended impacts of moving away from plastics to alternative materials having higher energy and material inputs and global warming potentials. Land and marine litter can be stopped by holding the 5 Southeast Asian countries accountable for more than half of the Marine litter. Assist developing countries implement effective collection and waste management systems. In Canada and North America we are the model for the world. The critical issue is all consumers manage all their waste through all 4R's making wise informed choices including the use of this miracle of the 21st Century plastics to keep it out of the environment and as an input into our economy. This is a simple and effective formula for truly achieving our sustainable development goals and truly protecting the environment and economy.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":5,"discussion_name":"On the Ground Action","user_id":"Joe Hruska","discourse":"Positive","dominant_topic":7,"topic_phrase":"recycled plastics","topic_keywords":["plastic","make","recycle","reuse","create","product","country","support","good","include"],"lemmas":["time","people","learn","fact","science","make","recommendation","lead","high","low","waste","carbon","economy","many","suggestion","sound","good","close","examination","create","waste","ghg","lead","accelerated","climate","change","include","acidification","ocean","cause","unintended","impact","move","plastic","alternative","material","high","energy","material","input","global","warming","potential","stop","hold","southeast","asian","country","accountable","half","marine","litter","assist","develop","country","implement","effective","collection","model","world","critical","issue","consumer","manage","waste","make","wise","informed","choice","include","miracle","century","plastic","keep","environment","input","economy","simple","effective","formula","truly","achieve","sustainable","development","goal","truly","protect","environment","economy"]},{"comment_id":989,"comment":"Corporate responsability is crucial and has to be implemented at a legal level. Plastic producers need to become responsible for the waste they contribute to produce. As a consumer, I would be willing to pay an \"eco fee\" for my plastic products and contribute to better post-consumer management.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":5,"discussion_name":"On the Ground Action","user_id":"Oriana Familiar","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":6,"topic_phrase":"my plastic products","topic_keywords":["clean","public","packaging","bottle","store","buy","pay","consumer","package","event"],"lemmas":["corporate","responsability","crucial","implement","legal","level","producer","need","become","responsible","waste","contribute","produce","consumer","willing","pay","fee","product","contribute","well","post","consumer","management"]},{"comment_id":990,"comment":"Coffee companies can offer financial incentives to customers who bring their own reusable cups... i.e. charging a rnominally educed amount per beverage, say 10-20 cents off.\nCoffee companies can also sell reusable cups for nominal amounts to encourage their purchase. Nobody wants to pay $15 for a reusable cup. They might if it only cost $5. \nGrocery retailers could prominently display reusable bins for purchase. I drive to the supermarket and have purchased bins that stay in the trunk of my car. I fill them up with groceries and wheel them out in the shopping cart, pack them into the car and unload at home. They are also great for camping and other carrying purposes. They should be available at all grocers for one-time purchase and actively marketed. No plastic bags!","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":5,"discussion_name":"On the Ground Action","user_id":"Lisa Beaton","discourse":"Neutral","dominant_topic":1,"topic_phrase":"their own reusable cups","topic_keywords":["litter","single","reusable","coffee","cup","recycling","garbage","city","place","incentive"],"lemmas":["coffee","company","offer","financial","incentive","customer","bring","reusable","cup","charge","rnominally","educe","amount","beverage","say","cent","coffee","company","also","sell","reusable","cup","nominal","amount","encourage","purchase","want","pay","reusable","cup","cost","grocery","retailer","prominently","display","reusable","bin","purchase","drive","supermarket","purchase","bin","stay","trunk","car","fill","grocery","wheel","shop","pack","car","unload","home","also","great","camping","carry","purpose","available","grocer","time","purchase","actively","market","bag"]},{"comment_id":991,"comment":"We have a community based clean up litter group but we need more support from local governments to haul waste away to be recycled","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":5,"discussion_name":"On the Ground Action","user_id":"Paul Helston","discourse":"Neutral","dominant_topic":5,"topic_phrase":"our local communities","topic_keywords":["business","government","school","local","group","education","federal","part","environmental","organize"],"lemmas":["community","base","clean","group","need","support","local","government","haul","waste","away","recycle"]},{"comment_id":992,"comment":"Literless lunch programs in schools educate kids and parents, the anti straw movements are generating effective local pressure on bars and restaurants in places where government bans aren't in place, shoreline cleanups raise a huge amount of awareness.... collaborations between local envirinmental groups and local markets willing to offer plastic free alternatives too","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":5,"discussion_name":"On the Ground Action","user_id":"Sarah Van Exan","discourse":"Positive","dominant_topic":5,"topic_phrase":"our local communities","topic_keywords":["business","government","school","local","group","education","federal","part","environmental","organize"],"lemmas":["literless","lunch","program","school","educate","kid","parent","anti","straw","movement","generate","effective","local","pressure","bar","restaurant","place","government","ban","place","shoreline","cleanup","raise","huge","amount","awareness","collaboration","local","envirinmental","group","local","market","willing","offer","free","alternative"]},{"comment_id":993,"comment":"Make use of baskets to weigh groceries instead of using plastic bags , consumers do not need plastic bags to take them home.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":5,"discussion_name":"On the Ground Action","user_id":"Anjana Nataraja","discourse":"Neutral","dominant_topic":4,"topic_phrase":"plastic grocery bags","topic_keywords":["bag","bring","ban","grocery","encourage","give","company","great","stop","offer"],"lemmas":["make","basket","weigh","grocery","instead","use","bag","consumer","need","bag","take","home"]},{"comment_id":994,"comment":"Reuse plastic bags 3 to 4 times before putting them to the trash bin","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":5,"discussion_name":"On the Ground Action","user_id":"Anjana Nataraja","discourse":"Neutral","dominant_topic":4,"topic_phrase":"plastic grocery bags","topic_keywords":["bag","bring","ban","grocery","encourage","give","company","great","stop","offer"],"lemmas":["reuse","bag","time","put","trash"]},{"comment_id":995,"comment":"Take reusable grocery bags with you, they came be made of eco friendly material such as cloth and jute","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":5,"discussion_name":"On the Ground Action","user_id":"Anjana Nataraja","discourse":"Positive","dominant_topic":4,"topic_phrase":"plastic grocery bags","topic_keywords":["bag","bring","ban","grocery","encourage","give","company","great","stop","offer"],"lemmas":["take","reusable","grocery","bag","come","make","friendly","material","cloth"]},{"comment_id":996,"comment":"Education! So much of the time it's groups or organizations staying their course and not knowing the alternatives. With education on making events zero waste, getting people to say no to plastic like we do to meat, an understanding of product life cycles. Any and all would be good ways to reduce plastic litter.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":5,"discussion_name":"On the Ground Action","user_id":"Dave Bailie","discourse":"Neutral","dominant_topic":0,"topic_phrase":"their waste","topic_keywords":["waste","water","reduce","health","solution","develop","free","barrier","make","cleanup"],"lemmas":["education","much","time","group","organization","stay","course","know","alternative","education","make","event","waste","get","people","say","meat","understanding","product","life","cycle","good","way","reduce","litter"]},{"comment_id":997,"comment":"I have to take my styrofoam and single use plastic bags to a separate recycler from the one that goes door to door. I don't mind but what about everyone else who doesn't know that there is a place to take these items. The municipalities\/cities should pick up all recycling and then they can take it to the secondary recycler which would get more out of the landfill.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":5,"discussion_name":"On the Ground Action","user_id":"BarbAnn Watson","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":1,"topic_phrase":"their own reusable cups","topic_keywords":["litter","single","reusable","coffee","cup","recycling","garbage","city","place","incentive"],"lemmas":["take","styrofoam","single","bag","separate","one","go","door","door","mind","else","know","place","take","item","municipality","city","pick","recycling","take","secondary","recycler","landfill"]},{"comment_id":998,"comment":"I am using a home delivery for fruits and vegetables so I don't have any plastic bags for individual items anymore. I am also going to go to a bulk store that is zero plastic to buy items. I also take items not accepted in the regular curb side recycling to a secondary recycler who takes styrofoam and single use plastic bags. I think cities should accept more recycling and they should take it to the secondary recycler. I also think there should be business incentives for companies who use recycled goods in manufacturing.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":5,"discussion_name":"On the Ground Action","user_id":"BarbAnn Watson","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":1,"topic_phrase":"their own reusable cups","topic_keywords":["litter","single","reusable","coffee","cup","recycling","garbage","city","place","incentive"],"lemmas":["use","home","delivery","fruit","vegetable","bag","individual","item","anymore","also","go","go","bulk","store","buy","item","also","take","item","accept","regular","curb","side","recycling","secondary","recycler","take","styrofoam","single","bag","think","city","accept","recycling","take","secondary","recycler","also","think","business","incentive","company","recycle","good","manufacturing"]},{"comment_id":999,"comment":"By making producers responsible for the management of their products and packaging at the end-of-life; by creating economic incentives that value recovered materials over virgin materials (e.g. procurement, carbon pricing ...); by standardizing metrics and improving data so people understand the impacts and can track progress; and by ensuring proper resources to address legacy materials in our environment.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":5,"discussion_name":"On the Ground Action","user_id":"Peter Hargreave","discourse":"Neutral","dominant_topic":2,"topic_phrase":"their communities","topic_keywords":["community","waste","item","individual","organization","material","responsible","provide","high","time"],"lemmas":["make","producer","responsible","management","product","packaging","end","life","create","economic","incentive","value","recover","material","material","procurement","carbon","pricing","standardize","metric","improve","datum","people","understand","impact","track","progress","ensure","proper","resource","address","legacy","material","environment"]},{"comment_id":1000,"comment":"Less plastic packaging. So much of packaging is excessive as it is. Food packaged in plastic is mostly unnecessary. Encouraging and incentivizing bringing your own bags and bulk purchasing with reusable containers. Also negatively incentivizing disposable coffee cups. Ie, charge for using one rather than offering a discount for bringing a reusable mug. And charge something more than 0.10. It\u2019s not enough to incentive anything.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":5,"discussion_name":"On the Ground Action","user_id":"Rachel Siverns","discourse":"Neutral","dominant_topic":1,"topic_phrase":"their own reusable cups","topic_keywords":["litter","single","reusable","coffee","cup","recycling","garbage","city","place","incentive"],"lemmas":["less","packaging","much","package","excessive","food","package","mostly","unnecessary","encouraging","incentivizing","bring","bag","bulk","purchasing","reusable","container","also","negatively","incentivize","disposable","coffee","cup","charge","use","rather","offer","discount","bring","reusable","mug","charge","enough","incentive"]},{"comment_id":1001,"comment":"1. Ban balloons (or at least create a law against purposefully releasing them)\n2. Mandate that businesses can only provide plastic straws and cutlery upon request\n3. Ensure that all plastic recycling takes place within the country\n4. All recycling fees should be charged when an item is purchased, getting rid of the purpose behind illegal dumping\n5. Ensure that companies and municipalities provide enough waste bins so people don't litter\n6. Cities collaborate on an app that lets people report litter (some cities have a 311 app, but it doesn't make it public for individuals to come and pickup)\n7. Whoever manages the recycling in a community should go to all classes and talk about how to properly recycle and what happens when you litter\n8. Companies should implement a fee on single-use items such as coffee cups and reusable bags, ensuring that individuals use reusable items instead","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":5,"discussion_name":"On the Ground Action","user_id":"Daylen Sawchuk","discourse":"Neutral","dominant_topic":1,"topic_phrase":"their own reusable cups","topic_keywords":["litter","single","reusable","coffee","cup","recycling","garbage","city","place","incentive"],"lemmas":["balloon","least","create","law","purposefully","release","mandate","business","provide","straws","cutlery","request","ensure","recycling","take","place","country","recycling","fee","charge","item","purchase","get","rid","purpose","illegal","dump","ensure","company","municipality","provide","enough","waste","bin","people","litter","city","collaborate","let","people","report","litter","city","make","public","individual","come","pickup","manage","recycling","community","go","class","talk","properly","recycle","happen","litter","company","implement","fee","single","item","coffee","cup","reusable","bag","ensure","individual","reusable","item","instead"]},{"comment_id":1002,"comment":"Engage in local environmental group and talk with your local businesses to show that there is demand for less plastic use. The more they hear your voice the more they will be willing to change to cater to this demand","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":5,"discussion_name":"On the Ground Action","user_id":"Pascal Lacombe","discourse":"Positive","dominant_topic":5,"topic_phrase":"our local communities","topic_keywords":["business","government","school","local","group","education","federal","part","environmental","organize"],"lemmas":["engage","local","environmental","group","talk","local","business","show","demand","less","hear","voice","willing","change","cater","demand"]},{"comment_id":1003,"comment":"No comment?","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":5,"discussion_name":"On the Ground Action","user_id":"Erin Madon","discourse":"Neutral","dominant_topic":3,"topic_phrase":"your community","topic_keywords":["people","environment","change","food","container","product","recyclable","day","compostable","straw"],"lemmas":["comment"]},{"comment_id":1004,"comment":"I would become involved with a municipal campaign to eliminate single use plastic in our township.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":5,"discussion_name":"On the Ground Action","user_id":"Dorothy Haines","discourse":"Neutral","dominant_topic":4,"topic_phrase":"plastic grocery bags","topic_keywords":["bag","bring","ban","grocery","encourage","give","company","great","stop","offer"],"lemmas":["become","involved","municipal","campaign","eliminate","single","township"]},{"comment_id":1005,"comment":"Individuals can look at what they do and how they do it, educate yourself and your family as to what is a contributor to the waste stream and what isn't. Look at the multitude of reuse options for any material that you once considered waste including adding value and putting it back into use by you or your community. Organizations can look at their contributions to the waste stream and identify material they can add value to and reuse or return into the community. Experience, expertise or learned knowledge within the organization could be utilized to provide tools, training, coaching or mentoring in the organizations sphere of influence and perhaps beyond. Communities really need to remove those items from the waste stream that do create the challenges and \/ or provide the tools to collect them or some how remover them from the system. Communities can provide incentives in the form of space to help others organize or have space to properly establish proof of concept projects or full scale projects.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":5,"discussion_name":"On the Ground Action","user_id":"Doug Allen","discourse":"Positive","dominant_topic":2,"topic_phrase":"their communities","topic_keywords":["community","waste","item","individual","organization","material","responsible","provide","high","time"],"lemmas":["individual","look","educate","family","contributor","waste","stream","look","multitude","reuse","option","material","consider","waste","include","add","value","put","community","organization","look","contribution","waste","stream","identify","material","add","value","reuse","return","community","experience","expertise","learn","knowledge","organization","utilize","provide","tool","train","coach","mentor","organization","sphere","influence","perhaps","community","really","need","item","waste","stream","create","challenge","provide","tool","collect","remover","system","community","provide","incentive","form","space","help","other","organize","space","properly","establish","proof","concept","project","full","scale","project"]},{"comment_id":1006,"comment":"Here are some ways to help motivate and mobilize individuals, organizations, communities - and beyond - to help reduce and clean up plastic litter: \n\n- http:\/\/bit.ly\/GoZeroWaste\n- https:\/\/blog.wwf.ca\/blog\/2013\/03\/22\/cherishing-our-shared-waters\/ by Aasiya Hussain\n\nPer the above, \"Cherishing our Shared Waters\" by Aasiya Hussain\n\n1. \"Reconnect with Nature and Engage in Direct-Action Conservation:\nWhen we reconnect with nature, we\u2019re more inclined to cherish it. So explore the outdoors and nurture nature in your children to become water stewards. Take a hike along water or try a low-impact water sport while treading lightly on your chosen location.\n\nAs you explore where natural habitats and people intersect, you may also find litter \u2013 which pollute our waterways, entangle wildlife, and is mistaken by wildlife for food. You can help prevent this by joining a Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. Shoreline Cleanups are a tangible means to mitigate pollution, reduce threats to wildlife and ecological health, and reconnect people with nature to help keep our shared waters healthy and sustainable.\"\n\nIt's easy to join a cleanup and you can host your own too! To learn how, visit www.shorelinecleanup.ca. It makes a positive tangible impact too - the data speaks for itself: https:\/\/www.shorelinecleanup.ca\/impact-visualized-data. \n\n2. Rethink, Refuse, Reuse, Reduce, Repair, Recycle--->Upcycle\n\nRethink our connection with water and waste. With ~91% of global plastic not being recycled, and with recycling usurping massive resources and energy to recycle, the solutions must be on refusing wasteful packaging etc. to begin with to reduce it, opting for affordable accessible reusable options (or designing and advocating for them if lacking), repairing what can be repaired to avoid sending it to landfills and or waste polluting our waterways, land and beyond... and upcycling what may be considered waste into something new for closed-loop solutions. In essence, striving towards zero-waste.\n\n3. Vote With Your Wallet.\n\nBy consciously choosing options that go towards zero-waste as much as within one's capacity, one can help push industry, research and development, design, and governance towards zero-waste solutions.\n\n4. Empowering Positive Change\n\n\"Harness your talents and personal connection with water to create positive tangible change in your life, at work, and within civil society, governance, business, and industry to make water sustainability flourish.\" - Aasiya Hussain\n\nThis being said, it must be recognized that this can come with privilege and barriers. Not everyone may have the capacity to go fully zero-waste, or even fully zero plastic waste. There may be financial, disability, health, logistical, access, or even governance barriers.\n\nSome thoughts on this through another piece by the same author:\n\n\"1. Acceptance, Release, and Resiliency: Much is not in one's control regarding health and disability barriers. What's key is trying one's best from what is within one's capacity, with sincere intentions, and not being hard on yourself with things not in your control. \n\nFor many with health and disability concerns, their lives may depend on medical devices and treatments which due to health and safety require single-use and\/or plastic disposables (as much as we hate plastic disposables), e.g. infusions, catheters, feeding tubes, frequent bloodwork\/injections\/etc., pill bottles, etc. \n\n2. Privilege, Advocacy, Universal Design and Ableism: \n\na) Persons with the privilege of not facing health and disability barriers do not have the right to be \"upset\" with those who do. Many may not even realize their approach may have tinges of ableism (e.g. Campaign slogans like \"Stop Sucking\" can give the impression of telling someone unable to drink at all without a straw to \"Stop Living\". Not the intention, of course, but still ableist.). \n\nFurther, what many may not realize is that not everyone has the privilege of being able to wash, reuse, or even do food prep themselves as barrier-free as those not facing these barriers. They may not have assistance to either. (And some may be facing water scarcity barriers to wash-and-reuse). Yet we can still do so much! (See below).\n\nb) The onus is not on Persons with Disabilities and health barriers to constantly advocate for and defend themselves, rather, the onus is on industry, civil society, and governance to develop affordable zero-waste solutions with accessibility and universal design inherent in product design and decision-making per duty to accommodate. When developing solutions, decision-makers and designers need to realize that an acceptable solution is *not* relegating Persons with Disabilities and Health Concerns to harmful disposable plastics, for they need and deserve plastic-free alternatives as well. With plastics (including foam and some plastic medical devices\/IVs\/etc.) confirmed being made of toxins, carcinogens, and hormone disruptors, we shouldn't be resigned to it as status quo for those with health and disability concerns. Instead, there must be a shift to developing safer, affordable plastic-free zero-waste alternatives with accessibility inherent in their design - and making this available to Persons with Disabilities, Health Concerns, and all.\n\nAlso important to realize when engaging in zero-waste discourse (and product design), is that health concerns and disabilities are diverse and multifaceted - what may work for one, may not for another. Hence the need for inclusive consultation, discourse, design, and decision-making - to develop inclusive accessible barrier-free innovative solutions. \n\nc) Sometimes, necessity and first-hand experience brings innovative solutions. Since we face barriers every day, we reflect on innovative solutions to break through them, voice feedback, etc. It's how inventions and alternatives arise. It's also how Ecohesian Inc. has been releasing accessibility reviews regarding reusable straws and beyond given first-hand experience with health and disability concerns, while also being committed to go zero-waste (http:\/\/bit.ly\/GoZeroWaste). It's also how an Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome patient developed a more user-friendly reusable menses cup with more universal design to address accessibility barriers experienced by herself and others. It's also how several are now developing 3D prostheses made of \"plastic\" waste (amazing!). Many more examples - these are just a few. \n\nIf there's a solution to this waste crisis you may be thinking of, an idea, or dream you'd like to pursue or have implemented or advocate for - go for it! Release the shackles of 'what ifs' and what these limitations mean for reaching one's potential. Seek guidance and collaboration, harness your inner gifts and expertise, and with humility... let this radiate to inspire the world towards positive change. Be it in advocating for inclusive accessible solutions, or in developing an innovative solution based on your authentic lived experience.\n\n3. Rethinking & Repurposing Waste: It's amazing how much we can still do, despite barriers. All it takes is a mindshift. E.g.:\n\na) Valuing One's Contributions (and that of others): What am I already doing that I may not have realized is a powerful means of inspiring zero-waste? E.g. Many with health and disability barriers inherently strive for zero-waste because... it's already hard enough (if not impossible for some) to bring out waste to the curb on waste collection day. How can we leverage this to inspire positive public engagement campaigns inspiring more to reduce waste? Or... take the example that some require the use of handheld (or hands-free) bidets in lieu of toilet paper for accessibility reasons: how can this be a means to inspire others towards these zero-waste options they may not have thought of before?\n\nb) Repurposing Unavoidable Waste: Can unavoidable \"waste\" be upcycled into something new? E.g. \n- Several outdoor schools use sanitized pill bottles to upcycle nature-sound-shakers for their young students and may appreciate donations of these (sanitized) items. \n- Upcycling waste for art therapy, donating it for art installations and projects, etc.\n- Donating unavoidable (sanitized) medical plastic and waste to those upcycling them into 3D printed prostheses.\n- Etc.\n\nThe possibilities are endless. Focus on what you *can* do, and release the guilt of what you don't have control over. You matter, and we're all in this together.\" - Aasiya HussainRead less...","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":5,"discussion_name":"On the Ground Action","user_id":"Ecohesian Inc.","discourse":"Positive","dominant_topic":0,"topic_phrase":"their 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the Ground Action","number_of_comments":113,"ngrams":[{"ngram":"single use","count":24},{"ngram":"plastic bags","count":21},{"ngram":"zero waste","count":16},{"ngram":"use plastic","count":12},{"ngram":"plastic straws","count":10},{"ngram":"use plastics","count":8},{"ngram":"plastic litter","count":8},{"ngram":"ban plastic","count":7},{"ngram":"waste management","count":7},{"ngram":"coffee cups","count":6}]},{"comments":[{"comment_id":1007,"comment":"No comment?","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Adam Petrashek","discourse":"Neutral","dominant_topic":0,"topic_phrase":"their plastics","topic_keywords":["issue","country","company","support","reuse","business","dump","source","year","garbage"],"lemmas":["comment"]},{"comment_id":1008,"comment":"I would like to add that I think the government needs to always listen to the Indigenous and non-Indigenous voices who believe in showing true care and respect to our planet. Those voices are not swayed by pressure from large corporations pushing for fossil fuels or plastic production, but rather those voices come from a place of deep respect for the 7 generations who will follow us and who will live with the consequences of our action or inaction. Indigenous elders have the knowledge on how to respect our planet, and if that involves uncomfortable government policy, then I think we need to be courageous and finally do what is right. Too often governments try to balance what is good for the economy and what is good for the environment, and always at a cost to the environment. The problem of plastic pollution is so widespread that there are little or no bodies of water that are untouched by this, and it is the future generation that will live in a world wrought with health problems and environmental catastrophes. This requires immediate action and uncomfortable policy decisions. I truly hope that our government is working with the best interest of the next 7 generations in all the decisions it is about to make about this global and local issue. Will our government do as so many governments have done in the past, pandering to those with the most economic clout (and those furthest from the consequences of polluted water etc.), or will it be courageous and finally do what is right (right by our future generations)? I sincerely hope that our government will not make the ''small and easy choices'' that will simply push the problem further down the timeline for another government to deal with, I hope that Canada will be a leader in this area, we are surrounded by water, and we have a responsibility to it. I thank you for the opportunity to voice my concerns with this public consultation!","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Adrienne Campbell","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":2,"topic_phrase":"our government","topic_keywords":["government","problem","water","good","work","public","cost","pollution","sustainable","action"],"lemmas":["add","think","government","need","always","listen","indigenous","non","indigenous","voice","believe","show","true","care","respect","planet","voice","sway","pressure","large","corporation","push","fossil","fuel","production","rather","voice","come","place","deep","respect","generation","follow","live","consequence","action","inaction","indigenous","elder","knowledge","respect","planet","involve","uncomfortable","government","policy","think","need","courageous","finally","right","often","government","try","balance","good","economy","good","environment","always","cost","environment","problem","pollution","widespread","little","body","water","untouche","future","generation","live","world","work","health","problem","environmental","catastrophe","require","immediate","action","uncomfortable","policy","decision","truly","hope","government","work","good","interest","next","generation","decision","make","global","local","issue","government","many","government","do","pander","economic","clout","furth","consequence","pollute","water","courageous","finally","right","right","future","generation","sincerely","hope","government","make","small","easy","choice","simply","push","problem","timeline","government","deal","leader","surround","water","responsibility","thank","opportunity","voice","concern","public","consultation"]},{"comment_id":1009,"comment":"I would like to see the government indicate to industry that Canada will phase out single-use plastic items over time and give industry time to re-vamp their manufacturing and shipping processes.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Alan Wallace","discourse":"Neutral","dominant_topic":3,"topic_phrase":"our plastic use","topic_keywords":["bag","single","packaging","food","store","item","container","reusable","small","grocery"],"lemmas":["see","government","indicate","phase","single","item","time","give","industry","time","vamp","manufacturing","shipping","process"]},{"comment_id":1010,"comment":"Marine litter is a big problem. We know where it comes from (almost none of it from Canada) so let's find a way to help the countries that are knowingly dumping trash in the oceans. Let's put Canadian technology and capability to work to help solve the problem.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Alan Wilkinson","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":0,"topic_phrase":"their plastics","topic_keywords":["issue","country","company","support","reuse","business","dump","source","year","garbage"],"lemmas":["big","problem","know","come","almost","none","let","find","way","help","country","knowingly","dump","trash","ocean","let","put","canadian","technology","capability","work","help","solve","problem"]},{"comment_id":1011,"comment":"Fish and marine mammals are becoming contaminated by the absorption of micro fibres and micro plastic particles which themselves absorb contaminating metals and chemicals. We dump our waste into the sea and expect this unsustainable resource to provide protein for our globally unsustainable and ever increasing populations. So many people seem oblivious of the damage we all cause our environment. This ignorance can not continue we are making this planet a place that can not support life in its current abundance. The planet will survive but we will not.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Alasdair Black","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":0,"topic_phrase":"their plastics","topic_keywords":["issue","country","company","support","reuse","business","dump","source","year","garbage"],"lemmas":["fish","marine","mammal","become","contaminate","absorption","fibre","micro","particle","absorb","contaminate","metal","chemical","dump","waste","sea","expect","unsustainable","resource","provide","protein","globally","unsustainable","ever","increase","population","many","people","seem","oblivious","damage","cause","environment","ignorance","continue","make","planet","place","support","life","current","abundance","planet","survive"]},{"comment_id":1012,"comment":"Ban the production and importation of new plastics!\n\ud83c\udf0f\nAll the plastic we have ever made \u2014 maybe all the plastic we\u2019ll ever need \u2014 is still out there, probably spinning in one of five gyres of waste. Reduction is so important, but it doesn\u2019t deal with what\u2019s out there. Why don\u2019t we go get it?\n\nThe limiting reactant on recycling seems to be the market for post-consumer plastic, but we can expand that market by banning new plastic production and importation. The post-consumer material would have to come from somewhere - it would spur ocean cleanups that could become the basis for a coastal economy or an internal voluntourism trend. Canadians care about this issue and are also eager to be seen helping. Whether that is to spread the movement or for accolades doesn\u2019t matter \u2014 we can harness it into a powerful, ocean saving force!\n\nStymieing the production and importation of NEW plastic would force businesses to consider new options. That could mean plastic reduction but also increases in the use of recycled plastic. Canada could become a world leader in recycling AND drive ocean cleanup projects as a result. It would have positive global impact while creating a healthier Canada to live in, plus some jobs and Greenpeace cred to boot.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Alex Prue","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":5,"topic_phrase":"plastics","topic_keywords":["plastic","ocean","create","clean","place","consumer","reduction","put","world","incentive"],"lemmas":["production","importation","new","plastic","ever","make","maybe","ever","need","still","probably","spin","gyre","waste","reduction","important","deal","go","limit","reactant","recycling","seem","market","consumer","expand","market","ban","new","production","importation","consumer","material","come","somewhere","spur","ocean","cleanup","become","basis","coastal","economy","internal","voluntourism","trend","canadian","care","issue","also","eager","see","help","spread","movement","accolade","powerful","ocean","save","force","stymie","production","importation","force","business","consider","new","option","mean","reduction","also","increase","recycle","become","world","leader","recycle","drive","ocean","cleanup","project","result","positive","global","impact","create","job","greenpeace","cre","boot"]},{"comment_id":1013,"comment":"We should be careful that our transition away from plastics doesn\u2019t increase demand on wood\/paper products to the point of hurting forests. One change Canadian industry could make would be to use pallets made from recycled plastic which would be lighter and more durable than wooden pallets, which often wear out after several uses. We should be looking for other intelligent substitution skills that take advantage of plastic\u2019s durability (ie. nothing single use). Finding new applications for recycled plastics \u2014 things that are multi-use and will stay out of the ocean \u2014 should go hand in hand with reduction.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Alex Prue","discourse":"Neutral","dominant_topic":6,"topic_phrase":"plastic products","topic_keywords":["product","make","people","industry","environment","litter","canadian","protect","economy","regulate"],"lemmas":["careful","transition","plastic","increase","demand","wood","paper","product","point","hurt","forest","change","canadian","industry","make","pallet","make","recycle","lighter","durable","wooden","pallet","often","wear","several","use","look","intelligent","substitution","skill","take","advantage","durability","single","find","new","application","recycle","plastic","thing","multi","stay","go","hand","hand","reduction"]},{"comment_id":1014,"comment":"I want the choice to purchase items with NO plastic packaging and it is almost impossible - industry and manufacturers need to be legislated if necessary to stop wrapping everything in plastic - at home I use bamboo cutlery for my lunches, wax infused cloth for keeping food fresh, glass almost exclusively to store food in but I still need to purchase it wrapped plastic and for goodness sakes get rid of plastic straws right away","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Alison Earl","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":3,"topic_phrase":"our plastic use","topic_keywords":["bag","single","packaging","food","store","item","container","reusable","small","grocery"],"lemmas":["want","choice","purchase","item","package","almost","impossible","industry","manufacturer","need","legislate","necessary","stop","wrap","home","bamboo","cutlery","lunch","infused","cloth","keep","food","fresh","glass","almost","exclusively","store","food","still","need","purchase","wrap","goodness","sake","get","rid","straw","right","away"]},{"comment_id":1015,"comment":"No comment?","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Andrew Gustyn","discourse":"Neutral","dominant_topic":0,"topic_phrase":"their plastics","topic_keywords":["issue","country","company","support","reuse","business","dump","source","year","garbage"],"lemmas":["comment"]},{"comment_id":1016,"comment":"Increasing awareness of dangers to marine environment and to the fact that Canada whilst not best is not the worst offender. Many second and third world countries cannot afford the \"cures\". They should not be the dumping ground for our waste and should themselves receive incentives and assistance in their efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle!","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"ANDREW HENDERSON","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":0,"topic_phrase":"their plastics","topic_keywords":["issue","country","company","support","reuse","business","dump","source","year","garbage"],"lemmas":["increase","awareness","danger","fact","best","bad","offender","many","second","third","world","country","afford","cure","dump","ground","waste","receive","incentive","assistance","effort","reduce","reuse","recycle"]},{"comment_id":1017,"comment":"Marine and land pollution , death of animals by accumulation of plastic waste in their bodies","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Anjana Nataraja","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":2,"topic_phrase":"our government","topic_keywords":["government","problem","water","good","work","public","cost","pollution","sustainable","action"],"lemmas":["marine","land","pollution","death","animal","accumulation","waste","body"]},{"comment_id":1018,"comment":"The government should focus its attention on environmental issues that are supported by actual facts, data and science. Although society does rely far too much on single-use items which are often themselves wrapped in unnecessary plastic packaging, plastic straws and similar such products are NOT a problem from a waste perspective. The mass of plastic that is floating in the Pacific Ocean is not composed of these products, but is rather composed of: \n- 46% is discarded fishing nets\n- other fishing related plastic items such as floats, traps and other fishing containers\n- 20% is composed of items washed away from Japan during the tsunami\n- the majority of objects are made of rigid plastics\nThe government should focus its attention on actual pollution sources (i.e. municipalities, agriculture and transportation).","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Ann Jacks","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":3,"topic_phrase":"our plastic use","topic_keywords":["bag","single","packaging","food","store","item","container","reusable","small","grocery"],"lemmas":["government","focus","attention","environmental","issue","support","actual","fact","data","science","society","rely","far","much","single","item","often","wrap","unnecessary","packaging","straws","similar","product","problem","waste","float","compose","product","rather","compose","discard","fishing","net","fish","related","item","float","trap","fish","container","compose","item","wash","away","majority","object","make","rigid","plastic","government","focus","attention","actual","pollution","source","municipalitie","agriculture","transportation"]},{"comment_id":1019,"comment":"Eliminate bags at stores, including the veg\/fruit bags: I've been reusing mine for years...Encourage mindful behaviours....\nOcean plastic: could it be contained and deposited in a desert? Do we know how it impacts marine life?","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Annette Le Faive","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":3,"topic_phrase":"our plastic use","topic_keywords":["bag","single","packaging","food","store","item","container","reusable","small","grocery"],"lemmas":["eliminate","bag","store","include","fruit","bag","reuse","mine","year","encourage","mindful","behaviour","ocean","contain","deposit","desert","impact","marine","life"]},{"comment_id":1020,"comment":"Stop wasting money on these surveys and put it towards science innovation and research","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Anonymous","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":0,"topic_phrase":"their plastics","topic_keywords":["issue","country","company","support","reuse","business","dump","source","year","garbage"],"lemmas":["stop","waste","money","survey","put","science","innovation","research"]},{"comment_id":1021,"comment":"Micro plastics from textiles, cosmetics and other sources. What are the main culprits and what are the best mitigation measures.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Anonymous","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":1,"topic_phrase":"plastic use","topic_keywords":["waste","recycle","reduce","ban","make","recycling","lead","consumption","program","important"],"lemmas":["micro","plastic","textile","cosmetic","source","main","culprit","good","mitigation","measure"]},{"comment_id":1022,"comment":"Introduce distruptive bussiness models. Such as Go Box is a company from the states who implemented a reusable container program in Portland and San Francisco. They are providing reusable containers to food suppliers like food trucks or restaurants. People who sign up for their services can get their takeout food in reusable containers and after they finish their meal, they drop off the container in one of GoBox\u2019s collection boxes. Then, Go Box picks up the food containers, cleans them in industrial kitchens and brings them back to the food stores.\nHere is the Link to their website if you are interested in further information: https:\/\/www.goboxpdx.com\/","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Anonymous","discourse":"Positive","dominant_topic":3,"topic_phrase":"our plastic use","topic_keywords":["bag","single","packaging","food","store","item","container","reusable","small","grocery"],"lemmas":["introduce","distruptive","bussiness","model","go","box","company","state","implement","reusable","container","program","provide","reusable","container","food","supplier","food","truck","restaurant","people","sign","service","get","takeout","food","reusable","container","finish","meal","drop","container","gobox","collection","box","go","box","pick","food","container","clean","industrial","kitchen","bring","food","store","link","website","interested","information","http","www","goboxpdx","com"]},{"comment_id":1023,"comment":"Introduce a similar law to the UK law that requires large shops in England to charge 5p for all single-use plastic carrier bags. \n\nIn 2014 over 7.6 billion single-use plastic bags were given to customers by major supermarkets in England.\n\nSince the scheme was introduced, the number of bags used has gone down by more than 80 percent in England.\n\nThey estimate that over the next 10 years the benefits of the scheme will include:\n\n- \u00a3780 million to the UK economy\n- \u00a3730 million raised for good causes\n- \u00a360 million savings in litter clean-up costs\n- carbon savings of \u00a313 million","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Anonymous","discourse":"Positive","dominant_topic":3,"topic_phrase":"our plastic use","topic_keywords":["bag","single","packaging","food","store","item","container","reusable","small","grocery"],"lemmas":["introduce","similar","law","law","require","large","shop","charge","single","carrier","bag","single","bag","give","customer","major","supermarket","introduce","number","bag","use","go","percent","estimate","next","year","benefit","scheme","include","economy","raise","good","cause","saving","litter","clean","cost","carbon","saving"]},{"comment_id":1024,"comment":"We use a diaper service that washes our dirty diapers. It is great but expensive. The government should subsidies organisations like this to make them price comparable to using normal diapers.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Anonymous","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":4,"topic_phrase":"our plastic waste","topic_keywords":["life","find","time","fish","move","start","oil","thing","group","diaper"],"lemmas":["service","wash","dirty","diaper","great","expensive","government","subsidy","organisation","make","price","comparable","use","normal","diaper"]},{"comment_id":1025,"comment":"Countries that have a plastic bag ban\/tax. \nCome on Canada join the movement. \n\nKenya\nMali\nCameroon\nTanzania\nUganda\nEthiopia\nMalawi\nMorocco\nSouth Africa\nRwanda\nBotswana\nBangladesh, \nCambodia, \nHong Kong, \nIndia, \nIndonesia, \nMalaysia, \nTaiwan,\nEngland,\nItaly,\nWales,\nScotland,\nGermany,\nPuerto Rico.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Anonymous","discourse":"Positive","dominant_topic":0,"topic_phrase":"their plastics","topic_keywords":["issue","country","company","support","reuse","business","dump","source","year","garbage"],"lemmas":["country","tax","come"]},{"comment_id":1026,"comment":"More government support for innovative companies like Nada (the packaging free supermarket opening up in Vancouver.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Anonymous","discourse":"Positive","dominant_topic":2,"topic_phrase":"our government","topic_keywords":["government","problem","water","good","work","public","cost","pollution","sustainable","action"],"lemmas":["government","support","innovative","company","package","free","supermarket","opening","vancouver"]},{"comment_id":1027,"comment":"Elimination Communication techniques (early potty training) can significantly reduce the amount of diapers a baby uses. The average baby uses 6,000 diapers in it's life. In 1957, the average age to start training was 11 months, and 90 per cent of children were dry during the day by age two. Today, it is not until the age of four that most children are reliably dry. In 2005, one and a half million disposable diapers were sold in Canada! \n\nI have done it with my child and I only found out about it because I happened to find a book on it in a community book swap. I have told so many of my friends about it and none of them even knew that early potty training was possible. It doesn't have to be extreme, you can still use diapers as a back up, but you offer the child a potty and over time, when you remove their diaper, you find that it is still dry, soon you can see that they don't need them anymore. \n\nThe government should support elimination communication workshops, training and awareness. For example groups like this: http:\/\/godiaperfree.com\/find-a-local-group\/#find-a-group","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Anonymous","discourse":"Neutral","dominant_topic":4,"topic_phrase":"our plastic waste","topic_keywords":["life","find","time","fish","move","start","oil","thing","group","diaper"],"lemmas":["elimination","communication","technique","early","potty","training","significantly","reduce","amount","diaper","baby","use","average","baby","use","diaper","life","average","age","start","training","month","cent","child","dry","day","age","today","age","child","reliably","dry","disposable","diaper","sell","do","child","find","happen","find","book","community","book","tell","many","friend","none","even","know","early","potty","training","possible","extreme","still","diaper","back","offer","child","potty","time","diaper","find","still","dry","soon","see","need","anymore","government","support","elimination","communication","workshop","train","awareness","example","group","http","godiaperfree","com","find","local","group","find","group"]},{"comment_id":1028,"comment":"Just as the coffee shop at my university actively encourages travel mug use (and provides a small discount as incentive), I'd like to see the same with all sorts of take-out food containers. Single-use food packaging can be a hassle to clean before it can be recycled, and my apartment doesn't accept Styrofoam takeout containers. I'd love for it to be normal for the Chinese food place at the mall (and all related businesses) to accept my reusable container for refill rather than giving me a new Styrofoam one each time (and give a small discount for doing so).","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Anonymous","discourse":"Positive","dominant_topic":3,"topic_phrase":"our plastic use","topic_keywords":["bag","single","packaging","food","store","item","container","reusable","small","grocery"],"lemmas":["actively","encourage","travel","provide","small","discount","incentive","see","sort","take","food","container","single","food","packaging","recycle","apartment","takeout","container","love","normal","chinese","food","place","mall","related","business","accept","reusable","container","refill","rather","give","new","time","give","small","discount"]},{"comment_id":1029,"comment":"Canada just bought a pipe line and plan to expand it to move 3 times more oil, so we can destroy things faster. Oil kills the environment and everything that needs the environment in time, just like plastic. Plastic in the ocean is nothing compared to what will happen when there is a spill. Moving more oil, will equate to more damage since there is more opportunity. It is like that for everything. More cars on the road=more accidents. More planes in the sky= more accidents. More plastic made=more plastic waste. Its not rocket science. \nCanadians see what our governments priorities and focus is on. What is even more frustrating is there are plenty of better options, and they are not being chosen. This \"Place Speak\" is likely just that. Waste of time and money, so the politicians look good. Well no one here has said anything surprising or new, or that would take a university education to come up with. I want action, but its all lies as far as I can tell. Politicians have great fake nice faces and voices. This is not where I wanted my money being spent.\nI work in health care. We don't need more money, we need people who are qualified to run it, but that is not what goes on. There is so much waste and mismanagement its sickening. We do not need a pipe line to pay for better health care, we need qualified leadership.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Anonymous","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":6,"topic_phrase":"plastic products","topic_keywords":["product","make","people","industry","environment","litter","canadian","protect","economy","regulate"],"lemmas":["buy","line","plan","move","time","oil","destroy","thing","fast","oil","kill","environment","need","environment","time","ocean","compare","happen","spill","move","oil","equate","damage","opportunity","car","road","accident","plane","sky","accident","make","waste","rocket","science","canadian","see","government","priority","focus","even","frustrate","plenty","well","option","choose","place","speak","likely","waste","time","money","politician","look","good","one","say","surprising","new","take","university","education","come","want","action","lie","far","tell","politician","great","fake","nice","face","voice","want","money","spend","work","health","care","need","money","need","people","qualify","run","go","much","waste","mismanagement","sickening","need","pipe","line","pay","well","health","care","need","qualified","leadership"]},{"comment_id":1030,"comment":"Plastics are in almost all part of everyday life. Simple widespread bans will create several issues in the process. Raw materials manfacturers are constantly innovating to create plastics from renewable resources and recyclers are popping up regularly which is helping keeping plastics out of landfills and the environment.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Anonymous","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":5,"topic_phrase":"plastics","topic_keywords":["plastic","ocean","create","clean","place","consumer","reduction","put","world","incentive"],"lemmas":["plastic","almost","part","everyday","life","simple","widespread","ban","create","several","issue","process","raw","material","manfacturer","constantly","innovate","create","plastic","renewable","resource","recycler","pop","regularly","help","keep","plastic","landfill","environment"]},{"comment_id":1031,"comment":"Reduction of plastics waste at the source, on land, is the only thing that will make a lasting change for the oceans and waterways. Ban single use plastics, reduce all plastic production and give incentives for the reclamation of existing plastics. Of course we must also clean up the mess we have made as well.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Barbara McDonald","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":5,"topic_phrase":"plastics","topic_keywords":["plastic","ocean","create","clean","place","consumer","reduction","put","world","incentive"],"lemmas":["reduction","plastic","waste","source","land","thing","make","last","change","ocean","ban","single","plastic","reduce","production","give","incentive","reclamation","exist","plastic","course","also","clean","mess","make","well"]},{"comment_id":1032,"comment":"Plastics management, like marine litter, is an individual concern. The only reason we have a collective issue is consumers are polluting their earth. There are means to recycle plastics. We can do the three, five or nine Rs. It is a function of educating our children early. They need a STEM background and not to be intimidated by science. Plastics are the greatest invention of our lifetime, more revolutionary than the wheel. Do not fear their impact, embrace it. \nWork cooperatively with Industry to improve the circular economy. We don't need to send bales of scrap to Asia to be repurposed. This should be done intelligently at home. There are jobs involved! \nPlease contact CPIA. We are passionate people who have years of wisdom, insight and experience.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Benjamin Prinsen","discourse":"Positive","dominant_topic":5,"topic_phrase":"plastics","topic_keywords":["plastic","ocean","create","clean","place","consumer","reduction","put","world","incentive"],"lemmas":["plastic","management","litter","individual","concern","reason","collective","issue","consumer","pollute","earth","mean","recycle","plastic","function","educate","child","early","need","stem","background","intimidate","science","plastic","great","invention","fear","impact","embrace","work","cooperatively","industry","improve","circular","economy","send","scrap","repurpose","do","intelligently","home","job","involve","contact","cpia","passionate","people","year","wisdom","insight","experience"]},{"comment_id":1033,"comment":"Floating waste, beach waste, arterial waterways waste...water has become a huge \u2018landfill\u2019 site of waste! Funding for clean-ups; for alternatives to plastics; for crackdown of violators. Punitive fines. \nPromote Community initiatives\/ programmes for involvement. Incentives to Mfg. To reduce\/eliminate pkg, & plastics to come up with alternatives that can be easily recycled or better yet, biodegradable. \nExpand recycling measures for more products. The answers are known, the funding & processes need to be exercised without delay.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Brenda McGarrell","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":1,"topic_phrase":"plastic use","topic_keywords":["waste","recycle","reduce","ban","make","recycling","lead","consumption","program","important"],"lemmas":["float","waste","beach","waste","waterway","waste","water","become","huge","landfill","site","waste","funding","clean","up","alternative","plastic","crackdown","violator","punitive","fine","promote","community","initiative","programme","involvement","incentive","mfg","reduce","eliminate","plastic","come","alternative","easily","recycle","better","yet","biodegradable","expand","recycling","measure","product","answer","know","funding","process","need","exercise","delay"]},{"comment_id":1034,"comment":"Hopefully some will agree with some of my comments. I am also interested in others suggestions... \n\nWhat i most important is to clarify the primary large sources and take action on them. I googled and found a couple of interesting articles from a few years ago that I think are relevant..\n\n*** How much of the \"Plastics\" in the \"Ocean garbage dumps\" is actually intentionally dumped from countries, from freighters, etc.?\n\n1. Specifically for any freighter or ship that transports plastics or garbage for recycle, the ships should be checked prior to leaving and at the destination to ensure that the products gets to destination, and to processing.\n * https:\/\/www.nationalgeographic.org\/encyclopedia\/great-pacific-garbage-patch\/\n * https:\/\/www.pri.org\/stories\/2016-01-13\/5-countries-dump-more-plastic-oceans-rest-world-combined (is this true? 5 countries at 60%?\n\n2. Recycle and Reuse of plastics into products (such as bricks) should be given major incentives, tax breaks, grants. For example, some countries, I believe, were or are incorporation some of the appropriate items (non-leachable) rfom recycle, etc. into roadbeds of new streets and highways \n\n3. Right now online product\/delivery companies (like Amazon, eBay) are putting millions of boxes and packing materials into the system. What are the alternatives?\n\n4. We need to find reuses for styrofoam - perhaps with unusable glass into roadbeds, Shred into packing material?.\n\n5. Any boat\/ship\/freighter that dumps needs to have escalating fines to the owner\/company. This includes private boats. This dumping is a much worse issue than Cambridge Analytica.\n\n6. Public garbage cans all need lids (most do already)\n\n7. WE NEED G7 TO SUPPORT a Y2K APPROACH to this. Remember that those that were doing well with Y2K helped those that were not. We need to help countries (eg. top 5-20 offenders) to just stop the littering and dumping. This is afffecting our food sources and our health for generations to come....\n\n8. We need to create a business that can actually harvest the ocean dumps - into something. Bill Gates (and now Mark Zuckerberg) would probably help to sponsor YPF2030 (Year Plastics Free 2030)\n\n9. Is there any way to \"combust\" it as a clean power source? with scrubbers?\n\n10. How do we get 100,000 to 1,000,000 people involved in this survey? Why not ask the University, College and perhaps high school students of Canada to participate as part of their classwork? and ask their parents? We need to #Innovate \n\n11. We need to build a series of PlaceSpeak consultations on components of the #Plastics issue as part of next steps. Let's make PlaceSpeak a term synomized with Privacy-Protected consultation that we can use again and again. Get support help from DIACC.ca, IAP2.ca, TELUS, iCompassTech, Foxwise, SAP, etc. Build on the momentum. This issue will need ongoing support. \nPersonally, I would like to see this connect up with *** INCONVENIENT TRUTH *** as those involved I expect are also concerened for #Plastic.\nhttps:\/\/en.wikipedia.org\/wiki\/Al_Gore#\/media\/File:Al_Gore,_Vice_President_of_the_United_States,_official_portrait_1994.jpg","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Bruce Cuthbert","discourse":"Positive","dominant_topic":0,"topic_phrase":"their plastics","topic_keywords":["issue","country","company","support","reuse","business","dump","source","year","garbage"],"lemmas":["hopefully","agree","comment","also","interested","other","suggestion","important","clarify","primary","large","source","take","action","google","find","couple","interesting","article","year","ago","think","relevant","much","plastic","ocean","garbage","dump","actually","intentionally","dump","country","freighter","specifically","freighter","ship","transport","plastic","garbage","recycle","ship","check","prior","leave","destination","ensure","product","get","destination","processing","garbage","story","country","dump","ocean","rest","world","combine","true","country","recycle","reuse","plastic","product","brick","give","major","incentive","tax","break","grant","example","country","believe","incorporation","appropriate","item","non","leachable","rfom","recycle","roadbed","new","street","highway","right","online","product","delivery","company","put","million","box","pack","material","system","alternative","need","find","reuse","styrofoam","perhaps","unusable","glass","roadbed","shre","pack","material","boat","ship","freighter","dump","need","escalate","fine","owner","company","include","private","boat","dump","much","bad","issue","public","garbage","can","need","lid","already","need","support","approach","remember","well","help","need","help","country","top","offender","stop","litter","dump","afffecte","food","source","health","generation","come","create","business","actually","harvest","ocean","dump","probably","help","sponsor","year","plastic","free","clean","power","source","scrubber","get","people","involve","survey","perhaps","high","school","student","participate","part","ask","parent","need","innovate","build","series","placespeak","consultation","component","plastic","issue","part","next","step","let","make","placespeak","term","synomize","privacy","protect","consultation","get","support","help","diacc","build","momentum","issue","need","ongoing","support","personally","see","connect","inconvenient","truth","involve","expect","also","concerene","medium","file"]},{"comment_id":1035,"comment":"What is most important is that we must get funding for ocean cleanup all of the countries that are the worst culprits need to\ncome to the table and buck up, from tsumani refuse, plastics, oil, diesel,rope plastic netting, plastic pails bags etc , new jobs can be created, we need more accountability all around. in other words DO SOMETHING NOW","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Carmen Stanek","discourse":"Positive","dominant_topic":5,"topic_phrase":"plastics","topic_keywords":["plastic","ocean","create","clean","place","consumer","reduction","put","world","incentive"],"lemmas":["important","fund","ocean","cleanup","country","bad","culprit","need","come","table","buck","tsumani","refuse","plastic","oil","diesel","rope","pail","bag","new","job","create","need","accountability","word"]},{"comment_id":1036,"comment":"In addition to the more obvious solutions, regulate and enforce harsh restrictions on all cosmetic products that contain micro beads, or other forms of plastic that wash down the drain!","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Cassandra Spagnolo","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":1,"topic_phrase":"plastic use","topic_keywords":["waste","recycle","reduce","ban","make","recycling","lead","consumption","program","important"],"lemmas":["addition","obvious","solution","regulate","enforce","harsh","restriction","cosmetic","product","contain","micro","bead","form","wash","drain"]},{"comment_id":1037,"comment":"No one disagrees that marine waste is a serious issues, and on all levels we must do better in dealing with plastics. To have a \"plastics ban\" doesn't solve the underlying issue of countries, companies or individuals making the decisions that have lead us to where we are. Plastics evolved over time and are now a major contributor in lowering the usage of non renewable resources (ore, wood) traditionally farmed at a huge environmental cost, let alone the secondary and tertiary producers of these products. The positives of plastic is that there are options in recycling, repurposing initiatives that are in place, as well as continued R&D on newer, more efficient programs coming to better reduce plastic debris. We need to remember what plastic has brought to the table when we look at the quality of life we in Canada have. If we are to ask the government in this issue, it would be to educate people and businesses on recycling, reuse and recovery of plastics, have businesses be accountable for their waste and financially hit when they are not. Start a national committee responsible for researching viable recycling options such as India has begun to do, (among others) and build roadways from recycled plastics.\nThere are a great many examples of ingenuity when it comes to reduction of waste. Just to ban anything, straws, pop bottles etc.. doesn't necessarily make the problem go away. The world needs more options in dealing with plastics and help people have a better understanding of those options. Get rid of plastics the ocean could be filled with a mountain of metal cans. Let's be smarter people.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Chris Thompson","discourse":"Positive","dominant_topic":1,"topic_phrase":"plastic use","topic_keywords":["waste","recycle","reduce","ban","make","recycling","lead","consumption","program","important"],"lemmas":["disagree","marine","waste","serious","issue","level","better","deal","plastic","plastic","solve","underlie","issue","country","company","individual","make","decision","lead","plastic","evolve","time","major","contributor","lower","usage","non","renewable","resource","wood","traditionally","farm","huge","environmental","cost","let","alone","secondary","tertiary","producer","product","positive","option","recycling","repurposing","initiative","place","well","continue","new","efficient","program","come","well","reduce","debris","remember","bring","table","look","ask","government","issue","educate","people","business","recycle","reuse","recovery","plastic","business","accountable","waste","financially","hit","responsible","research","viable","recycling","option","begin","other","build","roadway","recycle","plastic","many","example","ingenuity","come","reduction","straws","pop","bottle","necessarily","make","problem","go","away","world","need","option","deal","plastic","help","people","better","understanding","option","get","rid","plastic","ocean","fill","mountain","metal","can","let","smart","people"]},{"comment_id":1038,"comment":"I'm concerned about our oceans and the species that live in it. We have one earth and we need to protect it. We must ban single use plastic products. This is a world issue and every country needs to be held accountable. Lets lead by example!","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Curtis Neeve","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":5,"topic_phrase":"plastics","topic_keywords":["plastic","ocean","create","clean","place","consumer","reduction","put","world","incentive"],"lemmas":["concerned","ocean","specie","live","earth","need","protect","ban","single","product","world","issue","country","need","hold","accountable","let","lead","example"]},{"comment_id":1039,"comment":"Do not cause health damage to people by banning plastic bags. Reusable bags are not a good idea for food especially meat and eggs. Other solutions have to be found.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Danny Jacoby","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":3,"topic_phrase":"our plastic use","topic_keywords":["bag","single","packaging","food","store","item","container","reusable","small","grocery"],"lemmas":["health","damage","people","ban","bag","reusable","bag","good","food","especially","meat","egg","solution","find"]},{"comment_id":1040,"comment":"DDT, asbestoes, and other toxic\/dangerous materials are prohibited by government. Plastic production and use must be made an offence. The general population will never stop using plastic.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Daphne Cragg","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":7,"topic_phrase":"our plastic materials","topic_keywords":["environmental","impact","production","solution","responsible","waste","provide","marine","increase","decision"],"lemmas":["ddt","asbestoe","toxic","dangerous","material","prohibit","government","production","made","offence","general","population","never","stop","use"]},{"comment_id":1041,"comment":"Marine debris is a real problem that the industry is fully engaged in - plastic does not belong in the oceans, rivers or lakes. None of the meaningful sources of marine litter are in Canada therefore real impact will only come if Canada supports international action.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Darlene Gray","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":7,"topic_phrase":"our plastic materials","topic_keywords":["environmental","impact","production","solution","responsible","waste","provide","marine","increase","decision"],"lemmas":["real","problem","industry","fully","engage","ocean","river","lake","none","meaningful","source","therefore","real","impact","come","support","international","action"]},{"comment_id":1042,"comment":"Single use plastic bags that are provided by the grocery stores to store bulk fruits and vegetables need to be abolished. They are wasteful and get thrown out as soon as people come home. When the plastic bags come home, they are not recycled properly and end up in the landfills and in our oceans #eliminateplasticbags","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Darline Hasrama","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":3,"topic_phrase":"our plastic use","topic_keywords":["bag","single","packaging","food","store","item","container","reusable","small","grocery"],"lemmas":["single","bag","provide","grocery","store","store","bulk","fruit","vegetable","need","abolish","wasteful","get","throw","soon","people","come","home","bag","come","home","recycle","properly","end","landfill","ocean"]},{"comment_id":1043,"comment":"We need to move away from using plastic in things that get thrown away.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"David Polster","discourse":"Neutral","dominant_topic":4,"topic_phrase":"our plastic waste","topic_keywords":["life","find","time","fish","move","start","oil","thing","group","diaper"],"lemmas":["need","move","away","use","thing","get","throw","away"]},{"comment_id":1044,"comment":"The idea that so many Canadian cities (such as Toronto and Saskatoon) have failing recycling programs is sad. Packaging has become so complex that local governments handling it is unfeasible. The British Columbia has extended producer responsibility programs, which seem to be working well here. Such agreements should also come with high recycling targets (95%+), a mandate that it is processed within the country and extend everywhere (not just residential). This would help ensure that plastics put out in the market and recycled. If a specific material type is expensive to recycle, it encourages producers to use less packaging or switch to easier to recycle materials. \n\nMarine litter is a sad reality of our profits over people economy. Everyone else brought up great points with I agree with, so I will make some new ones. To start, microfibres (and the textile industry as a whole) are a huge problem. I've heard that it is unfeasible to screen them out at wastewater treatment plants, so another solution would be to mandate that all new washing machines should be outfitted with filters to remove such fibres. Another factor of marine pollution that doesn't get talked about nearly as much as it should be are balloons. Many people release them without even considering the impact that they have once fallen back down (often into waterways). These useless pieces of plastic are often mistaken as food by marine life. High fines for purposely releasing them, or even better, a ban are necessary from stopping this from continually happening.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Daylen Sawchuk","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":1,"topic_phrase":"plastic use","topic_keywords":["waste","recycle","reduce","ban","make","recycling","lead","consumption","program","important"],"lemmas":["many","canadian","city","saskatoon","fail","recycling","program","sad","packaging","become","complex","local","government","handle","unfeasible","extend","producer","responsibility","program","seem","work","well","agreement","also","come","high","recycling","target","mandate","process","country","extend","everywhere","residential","help","ensure","plastic","put","market","recycle","specific","material","type","expensive","recycle","encourage","producer","less","packaging","switch","easy","recycle","material","litter","sad","reality","profit","people","economy","else","bring","great","point","agree","make","new","one","start","microfibre","textile","industry","whole","huge","problem","hear","unfeasible","screen","wastewater","treatment","plant","solution","mandate","new","washing","machine","outfit","filter","remove","fibre","factor","marine","pollution","get","talk","nearly","much","balloon","many","people","release","even","consider","impact","fall","back","often","waterway","useless","piece","often","mistaken","food","high","fine","purposely","release","even","well","ban","necessary","stop","continually","happen"]},{"comment_id":1045,"comment":"I'd really like to see the issue of plastic teased out from a public health perspective - understanding that plastic is awful for the environment on one hand, but also directly harmful to human health. Marine life should certainly not continue to suffer at the hands of our irresponsible over consumption, but I think people need to come to grips with the fact that plastic is also killing us - that even trace amounts of plastic in our drinking water is not healthy for any of us. That those who eat fish will inevitably be affected by bio accumulation, as so on. I think the fight against micro beads communicated these sorts of arguments effectively... \n\nThere is also something to be said about the importance of discussing these issues on an international scale. I believe Canada should take responsibility in leading by example, but also communicate the necessity...Read more","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Deborah Mebude","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":6,"topic_phrase":"plastic products","topic_keywords":["product","make","people","industry","environment","litter","canadian","protect","economy","regulate"],"lemmas":["really","see","issue","tease","public","health","perspective","understand","awful","environment","hand","also","directly","harmful","human","certainly","continue","suffer","hand","irresponsible","consumption","think","people","need","come","grip","fact","also","kill","even","trace","amount","drink","water","healthy","eat","fish","inevitably","affect","accumulation","think","bead","communicate","sort","argument","effectively","also","say","importance","discuss","issue","international","scale","take","responsibility","lead","example","also","communicate","necessity","read"]},{"comment_id":1046,"comment":"Canada\u2019s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) only informs Canadians of our economic productivity and assumes that all growth is good (i.e. spending on crime is seen as just as positive as investing on education in terms of the GDP). The federal government's needs to move towards a more comprehensive measure of progress that values the quality of life of Canadians, our environment, our democracy such as the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (https:\/\/uwaterloo.ca\/canadian-index-wellbeing\/).","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Devon Fernandes","discourse":"Neutral","dominant_topic":6,"topic_phrase":"plastic products","topic_keywords":["product","make","people","industry","environment","litter","canadian","protect","economy","regulate"],"lemmas":["gross","domestic","product","gdp","inform","canadian","economic","productivity","assume","growth","good","spending","crime","see","positive","invest","education","term","federal","government","need","move","comprehensive","measure","progress","value","quality","life","canadian","environment","democracy","index","wellbee","index","wellbee"]},{"comment_id":1047,"comment":"Be radical. Don't be afraid to ruffle big corporation feathers.\nMake it mandatory for grocery stores to use paper products; charge a levy based on product packaging; give incentives for bulk purchasing, give incentives to grocery stores to remove their rolls of plastic bags for produce.\n\nCreate grants for packaging companies to create\/invent\/design\/produce fast decomp. packaging","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Diana Gonzalez","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":3,"topic_phrase":"our plastic use","topic_keywords":["bag","single","packaging","food","store","item","container","reusable","small","grocery"],"lemmas":["radical","afraid","ruffle","big","corporation","feather","make","mandatory","grocery","store","paper","product","charge","levy","base","product","packaging","give","incentive","bulk","purchase","give","incentive","grocery","store","roll","bag","produce","create","grant","packaging","company","create","invent","design","produce","fast","decomp","packaging"]},{"comment_id":1048,"comment":"Consumers need to have access to viable alternatives, and companies need to get on board and provide alternative ways of package goods, including foods. Only then will a broader educational program work.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Dorothy Haines","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":2,"topic_phrase":"our government","topic_keywords":["government","problem","water","good","work","public","cost","pollution","sustainable","action"],"lemmas":["consumer","need","access","viable","alternative","company","need","board","provide","alternative","way","package","good","include","food","broad","educational","program","work"]},{"comment_id":1049,"comment":"The fact that there may be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050 is a staggering thought. We rely on the ocean for so much more than we realize, and the livelihood of so many people depends on the ocean. The issue most related to plastic management that matter most to me is that we create drastic, immediate action on the reduction of plastic that we as society use. There have been warning signs about our excessive plastic use for decades, and it is time to take action.\nThere are very few cases where plastic is necessary in an operation. Any reduction is a step in the right direction, but we need to keep pushing until we aren't polluting the places that we live in.\nEven though it is a staggering problem, it is one that needs to be addressed and solved!","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Elizabeth Blokker","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":5,"topic_phrase":"plastics","topic_keywords":["plastic","ocean","create","clean","place","consumer","reduction","put","world","incentive"],"lemmas":["fact","fish","ocean","think","ocean","much","realize","livelihood","many","people","depend","ocean","issue","relate","management","matter","create","drastic","immediate","action","reduction","society","warning","sign","excessive","decade","time","take","action","case","necessary","operation","reduction","step","right","direction","keep","push","pollute","place","live","even","staggering","problem","need","address","solve"]},{"comment_id":1050,"comment":"The way you position the issue for this topic on \"Moving Canada towards zero plastic waste\" is greatly skewed to the negatives (please see the \"did you know\" section), and hence you will receive more negative comments than positive ones. I expect more from my government, and expect a more nuanced view by showing the pros and cons on the topic as there are also many benefits to plastics, otherwise why would they be used so much? Plastics are durable products that help protect our food and beverages, provide safe drinking water to millions of people, lightweight our cars to make them more environmentally friendly and find their way in many medical applications that save lives everyday!\n\nI agree that there is no place for plastics in the ocean and in the environment in general, and as a society we need to do better to eliminate this issue. But this is not a plastics issue, but a societal issue. People need to STOP throwing away perfectly good plastic and recycle it, re-use it, re-purpose it. Why are so many European countries able to recycle almost 100% of their plastics and we can't?\n\nPeople also need to realize that the overwhelming majority or plastic waste found in the ocean originates from Asia, where many countries do not have the municipal infrastructure to handle waste. Maybe that's where we should invest if we really care about eliminating plastics in the ocean. And since plastic is lightweight, one of its many benefits, it floats and it is visible for everyone to see. But what about all the other waste at the bottom of the ocean? Do we have a double standard where the waste that floats is bad and the one that sinks is perfectly fine?","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Eric Vignola","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":0,"topic_phrase":"their plastics","topic_keywords":["issue","country","company","support","reuse","business","dump","source","year","garbage"],"lemmas":["way","position","issue","topic","move","waste","greatly","skewed","negative","see","know","section","hence","receive","negative","comment","positive","one","expect","government","expect","nuance","view","show","pro","con","topic","also","many","benefit","plastic","otherwise","use","much","plastic","durable","product","help","protect","food","beverage","provide","safe","drinking","water","million","people","lightweight","car","make","environmentally","friendly","find","way","many","medical","application","save","life","everyday","agree","place","plastic","society","better","eliminate","issue","plastic","issue","societal","issue","people","need","stop","throw","perfectly","good","recycle","purpose","many","european","country","able","recycle","almost","plastic","people","also","need","realize","overwhelming","majority","waste","find","ocean","originate","many","country","municipal","infrastructure","handle","waste","maybe","invest","really","care","eliminate","plastic","ocean","lightweight","many","benefit","float","visible","see","waste","bottom","ocean","double","standard","waste","float","bad","sink","perfectly","fine"]},{"comment_id":1051,"comment":"As part of a local eco group that works towards the elimination of single use plastics, I believe the only true way to clean up plastics is by governments disallowing\/limiting the creation of these plastics in the first place. We know that worldwide, 90% of plastics are not being recycled, and even the ones that are have to go through a rigorous process that still is quite polluting. The time to look at packaging is now. \n\nOur oceans are a haven for these unrecycled plastics. There is already a over a tonne of plastic per person in the world floating in our oceans. Cleaning up the problem is one thing- figuring out what to do with 8 billion tonnes of plastics is another. If we don\u2019t change this behaviour, we\u2019ll have double that to deal with within 20 years!\n\nIt is time for governments to:\na) put the companies using these plastics on the hook for cleaning them\nb) have stronger municipal incentives to recycle properly\nc) phase out single plastics use altogether\nd) put stricter laws into place with regard to how plastics can be used\ne) be a strong voice in the upcoming UN plastics summit","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Erin Madon","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":5,"topic_phrase":"plastics","topic_keywords":["plastic","ocean","create","clean","place","consumer","reduction","put","world","incentive"],"lemmas":["part","local","group","work","elimination","single","plastic","believe","true","way","clean","plastic","government","disallow","limit","creation","plastic","first","place","know","worldwide","plastic","recycle","even","one","go","rigorous","process","still","quite","pollute","time","look","packaging","ocean","unrecycle","plastic","already","tonne","person","world","float","ocean","clean","problem","thing","figure","tonne","plastic","change","behaviour","double","deal","year","time","government","put","company","use","plastic","hook","clean","strong","municipal","incentive","recycle","properly","phase","single","plastic","altogether","put","strict","law","place","regard","plastic","use","strong","voice","upcoming","plastic","summit"]},{"comment_id":1052,"comment":"I would ask the Government of Canada to adopt the \"Proposal for a National Strategy to combat Marine Pollution\" http:\/\/www.elc.uvic.ca\/publications\/national-marine-plastics-strategy\/?hilite=%27plastic%27 created by the environmental law center at the University of Victoria and prepared for T.Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation. As a citizen with no direct ties to these organizations, the blue print outlines basic and a pragmatic approach to tackling Plastic pollution especially around how it impacts our oceans. In addition, I would also propose that the government work with Industry and create legislature that would create accountability with the Plastic producers in Canada on creating a circular economy regarding the creation of plastic products and how we deal with them in their current form at end of life. Plastics have become an integral useful product in our society but with over 4,000\/+ types of plastics and blends there needs to be some form of accountability that the plastics that are created can be recycled back into the system there by reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. We add coloring to plastics, add additives to help extend product life, and create oxo degradeable plastics that are either non recyclable or simply breakdown into Micro plastics that are currently never eliminated from our environment. The industry needs to be held accountable that any product created has an end of life strategy and can enter back into the work stream as a re-recyclable, re-usable product. Thank you for allowing me to comment and your consideration.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Guy Dean","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":5,"topic_phrase":"plastics","topic_keywords":["plastic","ocean","create","clean","place","consumer","reduction","put","world","incentive"],"lemmas":["ask","government","publication","national","plastic","strategy","create","environmental","prepare","citizen","direct","tie","organization","blue","print","outline","basic","pragmatic","approach","tackle","pollution","especially","impact","ocean","addition","also","propose","government","work","industry","create","legislature","create","accountability","producer","create","circular","economy","regard","creation","product","deal","current","form","end","life","plastic","become","integral","useful","product","society","type","plastic","blend","need","form","accountability","plastic","create","recycle","system","reduce","dependence","fossil","fuel","add","color","plastic","add","additive","help","extend","product","life","create","degradeable","plastic","non","recyclable","simply","breakdown","micro","plastic","currently","never","eliminate","environment","industry","need","hold","accountable","product","create","end","life","strategy","enter","back","work","stream","recyclable","usable","product","thank","allow","comment","consideration"]},{"comment_id":1053,"comment":"1. Stop plastics from hitting our environments and waterways; How can we create more efficient washers to avoid plastic fibers from clothing getting into our water system? How can we reduce the amount of plastic packaging used for selling and transportation food (from production to consumption)?\n2. Ban as much single-use plastic as possible! PLEASE!","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Heather Crawford","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":1,"topic_phrase":"plastic use","topic_keywords":["waste","recycle","reduce","ban","make","recycling","lead","consumption","program","important"],"lemmas":["stop","plastic","hit","environment","waterway","create","efficient","washer","avoid","fiber","clothing","get","water","system","reduce","amount","packaging","use","sell","transportation","food","production","consumption","ban","much","single","possible"]},{"comment_id":1054,"comment":"When I am in the U.S. there is a warning on items ...that the item may be cancerous. I would like to see these warnings on products in Canada. I am also concerned about the storage of plastic water bottles by supermarkets. You always see the water lined up against the window on your way out of the store. I was told that the sunlight on the plastic seeps chemicals into the water and is harmful to health. I would like to know how the water I am buying is being stored. I recently watched a documentary on the Nestle bottled water facility in Canada and that they are paying basically nothing to extract the resource from our springs, and sell it to us at a big profit. Why can't they be more responsible and accountable if they have such a big profit margin???","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Jaqueline Sugar","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":2,"topic_phrase":"our government","topic_keywords":["government","problem","water","good","work","public","cost","pollution","sustainable","action"],"lemmas":["warn","item","item","cancerous","see","warning","product","also","concern","storage","water","bottle","supermarket","always","see","water","line","window","way","store","tell","sunlight","seep","chemical","water","harmful","health","like","know","water","buying","store","recently","watch","documentary","nestle","bottled","water","facility","pay","basically","extract","resource","spring","sell","big","profit","responsible","accountable","big","profit","margin"]},{"comment_id":1055,"comment":"Even history can teach lessons about sustainability like why your grandmother refuses to buy paper towel and still washes out dish cloths or watching her carefully fold up gift wrap to refuse. Its because after the War there wasn't this abundance that there is right now. These habits carry on into plastics like washing out your margarine container or yogurt container etc. and reusing such to pack lunch or fill with flour etc. Lots of these lessons should be preserved and passed on to millennials.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Jaqueline Sugar","discourse":"Neutral","dominant_topic":3,"topic_phrase":"our plastic use","topic_keywords":["bag","single","packaging","food","store","item","container","reusable","small","grocery"],"lemmas":["even","history","teach","lesson","sustainability","grandmother","refuse","buy","paper","towel","still","wash","dish","cloth","watch","carefully","fold","gift","wrap","refuse","war","abundance","right","habit","carry","plastic","wash","reuse","pack","lunch","fill","flour","lot","lesson","preserve","pass","millennial"]},{"comment_id":1056,"comment":"I wanted to remark on disposable plastic gloves and the little plastic tags that are attached to price tags. First, plastic disposable gloves...if you have ever bought a made-to-order deli sandwich, sub, burger or salad you would know that they use new plastic gloves every time they make a new order. Shouldn't these gloves that are used for food handling be compostable with the nights food waste? Second, the plastic string attaching the clothing to the price tag all which all get thrown out. Maybe the consumer can scan the barcode on their phone, or a store device, for purchase to eliminate these- and also consider each piece of new clothing shipped in plastic from the supplier. Are there any rules in place to regulate this massive waste. \n\nAlso I think there should be stronger laws about our rights to environmental protections, so our culture isn't taken away from us on political whims.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Jaqueline Sugar","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":4,"topic_phrase":"our plastic waste","topic_keywords":["life","find","time","fish","move","start","oil","thing","group","diaper"],"lemmas":["want","remark","disposable","glove","little","tag","attach","price","tag","first","disposable","glove","ever","buy","make","order","deli","sandwich","sub","burger","salad","know","new","glove","time","make","new","order","glove","use","food","handle","compostable","night","food","waste","second","string","attach","clothing","price","tag","get","throw","maybe","consumer","barcode","phone","store","device","purchase","eliminate","also","consider","piece","new","clothing","ship","supplier","rule","place","regulate","massive","waste","also","think","strong","law","right","environmental","protection","culture","take","away","political","whim"]},{"comment_id":1057,"comment":"This idea is not directly related to plastic but I believe it would help build a more sustainable culture in Canada, and promote environmentalism, if desired. \n\nWe are all aware there is housing affordability crisis in Canada. I would like to see the government build small sustainable housing on leased land for prospective buyers which housing would promote a community\/lifestyle of sustainability. These communities are built in California but reserved for the elite. I believe by leasing land and building smaller housing that uses less power etc. this will be a win-win for Canada and its citizens. Thank you so much. I love Canada.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Jaqueline Sugar","discourse":"Positive","dominant_topic":2,"topic_phrase":"our government","topic_keywords":["government","problem","water","good","work","public","cost","pollution","sustainable","action"],"lemmas":["directly","relate","believe","help","build","sustainable","promote","desire","aware","housing","affordability","crisis","see","government","build","small","sustainable","housing","lease","land","prospective","buyer","housing","promote","community","lifestyle","sustainability","community","build","reserve","elite","believe","lease","land","build","small","housing","use","less","power","citizen","thank","much","love"]},{"comment_id":1058,"comment":"This is a lot link to a news story about Kenya plastic bag ban and it\u2019s jail time sentence for violation. I want the ministry to consider the impacts the world is facing and ask Canadian oil not be used to produce toxic products and also consider whether global social acceptability is a part of decision making, in particular how lack of law reflects on our society as a whole and any risks they may cause:\n\n\nhttp:\/\/www.cbc.ca\/radio\/thecurrent\/the-current-for-may-29-2018-1.4681275\/jail-time-for-using-a-plastic-bag-is-kenya-s-strict-ban-helping-or-hurting-its-people-1.4681320","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Jasmine Tu","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":6,"topic_phrase":"plastic products","topic_keywords":["product","make","people","industry","environment","litter","canadian","protect","economy","regulate"],"lemmas":["story","jail","time","sentence","want","impact","world","face","ask","canadian","oil","use","produce","toxic","product","also","consider","global","social","acceptability","part","decision","make","particular","lack","law","reflect","society","whole","risk","cause","radio","thecurrent","current","jail","time","use","bag","help","hurt","people"]},{"comment_id":1059,"comment":"Thanks for allowing us this platform it was a great rant.\n\nFisherman\u2019s Prayer\n\nDear Lord I pray\nLet me fish till\nThat certain day,\nAnd when your nets\nIs cast into the deep\nI pray you judge\nAnd find me\nFit to keep,\nWhen in your \nHome O\u2019Lord I say,\nForever May \nI fish and Stay. \n\nHope you guys get it right.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Jasmine Tu","discourse":"Positive","dominant_topic":4,"topic_phrase":"our plastic waste","topic_keywords":["life","find","time","fish","move","start","oil","thing","group","diaper"],"lemmas":["thank","allow","platform","great","prayer","dear","let","fish","certain","day","net","cast","deep","judge","find","fit","keep","home","say","forever","fish","stay","hope","guy","get","right"]},{"comment_id":1060,"comment":"Collection access, recyclability, and making sure that what is collected is actually recycled or burned, and not sent to landfill","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Jeff Reynolds","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":1,"topic_phrase":"plastic use","topic_keywords":["waste","recycle","reduce","ban","make","recycling","lead","consumption","program","important"],"lemmas":["collection","access","recyclability","make","sure","collect","actually","recycle","burn","send","landfill"]},{"comment_id":1061,"comment":"My comment concerns responsiblity. \"Coca-Cola alone produces more than 110 billion throwaway plastic bottles a year, that\u2019s 3,400 every second.\u201d I ask you then, If an oil company is responsible for an ocean spill, they are also held responsible for the clean up, why therefore is it okay for billion dollar companies like Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Unilever, Proctor & Gamble, McDonald\u2019s, Tim Hortons and Starbucks to deliberately produce an incredible amount of land and ocean garbage without being held responsible in anyway for it\u2019s clean up or for it\u2019s prevention? These companies use our publicly funded municipal garbage and recylcing programs to try to clean up the mess. Why is that?","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Joanne Murphy","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":0,"topic_phrase":"their plastics","topic_keywords":["issue","country","company","support","reuse","business","dump","source","year","garbage"],"lemmas":["comment","concern","alone","produce","throwaway","bottle","year","second","ask","oil","company","responsible","ocean","spill","also","hold","responsible","clean","therefore","dollar","company","horton","starbuck","deliberately","produce","incredible","amount","land","ocean","garbage","hold","responsible","clean","prevention","company","publicly","fund","municipal","garbage","recylce","program","try","clean","mess"]},{"comment_id":1062,"comment":"Inform Canadians on impacts of all litter not just plastics. Assist developing nations implement waste management systems to prevent marine litter including the top 5 in SE Asia responsible for most of the Marine litter. And, let's start making decisions in the name of the environment based on facts and science.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Joe Hruska","discourse":"Positive","dominant_topic":7,"topic_phrase":"our plastic materials","topic_keywords":["environmental","impact","production","solution","responsible","waste","provide","marine","increase","decision"],"lemmas":["inform","canadian","impact","litter","plastic","assist","develop","nation","implement","waste","system","prevent","include","responsible","litter","let","start","make","decision","name","environment","base","fact","science"]},{"comment_id":1063,"comment":"Bient\u00f4t , toute notre chaine d'alimentation sera en danger. Sans compter les impacts du changement climatique sur terre! Il faut imp\u00e9rativement agir pour sauver nos Oc\u00e9ans, source de vie","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Johanne Cyr","discourse":"Neutral","dominant_topic":6,"topic_phrase":"plastic products","topic_keywords":["product","make","people","industry","environment","litter","canadian","protect","economy","regulate"],"lemmas":["danger","san","compter","impact","changement","climatique","source"]},{"comment_id":1064,"comment":"Ideally, science and technology will eventually enable our society to completely eliminate the reliance on non-biodegradable plastics for everyday consumption e.g. groceries, restaurant industries, or sports equipment. The complete elimination of all plastics is unrealistic. Certain industries such as automobile manufacturing, rubbers, and oil and gas require plastics. The aim should not be to elimiate ALL plastics for EVERYONE, but to 1. Reduce their need for everyday consumers; and 2. Regulate the industries and companies that MUST use plastics for a lack of an alternative in terms of their manufacturing, waste management, and emission of harmful gases","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"John Kim","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":6,"topic_phrase":"plastic products","topic_keywords":["product","make","people","industry","environment","litter","canadian","protect","economy","regulate"],"lemmas":["ideally","science","technology","eventually","enable","society","completely","eliminate","reliance","non","biodegradable","plastic","everyday","consumption","grocery","restaurant","industry","sport","equipment","complete","elimination","plastic","unrealistic","certain","industry","automobile","manufacturing","rubber","oil","gas","require","plastic","aim","elimiate","plastic","reduce","need","everyday","consumer","regulate","industry","company","plastic","lack","alternative","term","manufacture","waste","management","emission","harmful","gas"]},{"comment_id":1065,"comment":"Plastic plays a role in our life everyday. As I drink my coffee from my reusable coffee mug made of metal, my lips touch the plastic lid, my pen I use to write reports - plastic, my phone case - plastic, my tupperware - plastic. Thus, a full on plastic ban is not going to be successful, but what we can start to do is move towards plastic alternatives and make single use plastic items banned. Items like straws, plastic bags, cutlery, plastic wrap, etc. There are alternatives to these such as metal straws, cloth bags, wood cutlery, beeswax paper that can be used instead and would save a lot of trash from going to the ocean and landfill. Am I perfect in using alternative? No and it is something I work on everyday but we need to come together as a country and start making these items unavailable or limited. The grocery store I shop at is plastic bag free, you have to bring a reusable bag. It's such a small action that took some getting use to but is saving so much plastic from entering the landfill. I know carry a reusable bag in my purse\/backpack etc just in case I need to do a stop on my way home and its so easy to do! It's small changes like this that need to become the new norm to helps us REDUCE our plastic use.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Jordan Gardiner","discourse":"Neutral","dominant_topic":3,"topic_phrase":"our plastic use","topic_keywords":["bag","single","packaging","food","store","item","container","reusable","small","grocery"],"lemmas":["play","life","drink","coffee","reusable","coffee","make","metal","lip","write","report","phone","case","thus","full","ban","go","successful","start","move","alternative","make","single","item","ban","item","bag","cutlery","wrap","alternative","metal","cloth","bag","wood","cutlery","beeswax","paper","use","instead","save","lot","trash","go","ocean","landfill","perfect","use","alternative","work","everyday","need","come","together","country","start","make","item","unavailable","limited","grocery","store","shop","bag","free","bring","reusable","bag","small","action","take","get","save","much","enter","landfill","know","carry","reusable","bag","purse","backpack","case","stop","way","home","easy","small","change","need","become","new","norm","help","reduce"]},{"comment_id":1066,"comment":"Thinking about the 3 R's - Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle - certain actions are more desirable than others. It is better to reduce plastic waste from the beginning of an item's life cycle than to produce the waste and worry about finding ways to reuse and recycle it. Therefore, strategies should first and foremost focus on plastic reduction. This could include: requirements from producers and manufacturers to make low-packaging and package free goods (switching back to paper and glass packaging, and packaging made from one material), making a plastic-free lifestyle more attainable for all Canadians by educating and informing the public about ways to reduce plastic use in their daily lives (i.e. bring your own reusable water bottle), national-level strategies on 'low-hainging fruit' that would result in big single-use plastic reduction wins such as banning plastic bags at grocery and retail stores, undertaking a campaign to eliminate plastic straw use at restaurants, severely limiting bottled water consumption in areas where potable water is available, and campaigns to encourage reusable drink containers at coffee shops. \n\nSince a large amount of plastic waste already exists, reuse and recycle also have to be taken into account. Public education campaigns on how to reuse items to extend the lifetime of single-use plastic products could be developed. Though many municipalities throughout Canada already have recycling systems in place, recycling should be mandatory for every jurisdiction within the country to ensure waste diversion is maximized. Additionally, funds should be allocated to research and development in the areas of: efficient ways to clean up plastic in the ocean, uses for plastic waste that can't be recycled or is to expensive to recycle (residual plastic waste into a fuel or energy source?)","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Jordan Zukowski","discourse":"Positive","dominant_topic":1,"topic_phrase":"plastic use","topic_keywords":["waste","recycle","reduce","ban","make","recycling","lead","consumption","program","important"],"lemmas":["think","reduce","reuse","recycle","certain","action","desirable","other","better","reduce","waste","begin","item","life","cycle","produce","waste","worry","find","way","recycle","therefore","strategie","first","foremost","focus","reduction","include","requirement","producer","manufacturer","make","low","packaging","package","free","good","switch","paper","glass","packaging","packaging","make","material","make","free","lifestyle","attainable","canadian","educate","inform","public","way","reduce","daily","life","bring","reusable","water","bottle","national","level","strategy","low","hainging","fruit","result","big","single","reduction","win","ban","bag","grocery","retail","store","undertake","campaign","eliminate","straw","restaurant","severely","limit","bottled","water","consumption","area","potable","water","available","campaign","encourage","reusable","drink","container","coffee","shop","large","amount","waste","already","exist","reuse","recycle","also","take","account","public","education","campaign","reuse","item","extend","lifetime","single","product","develop","many","municipality","already","recycle","system","place","recycling","mandatory","jurisdiction","country","ensure","waste","diversion","maximize","additionally","fund","allocate","research","development","area","efficient","way","clean","use","waste","recycle","expensive","recycle","residual","waste","fuel","energy","source"]},{"comment_id":1067,"comment":"I'm sure that there is a great deal that Canada can do to reduce our plastic waste, however, just 10 rivers in Africa and Asia contribute 90% of the plastic waste found in the Ocean ( https:\/\/www.scientificamerican.com\/article\/stemming-the-plastic-tide-10-rivers-contribute-most-of-the-plastic-in-the-oceans\/ ). I would like to see us reach a point where Canada contributes 0% of the waste found in the world's oceans, but I'd also like to see us take a leadership roll in reducing the global impact. Many of the rivers on the list come from developing nations with few resources to address the problem. I believe that Canada, either through the G7, G20 or United Nations should lead an initiative to raise funds and lend expertise to help address this problem at the source. Ideally this could help to significantly reduce ocean pollution and create jobs in the developing world.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Justin Beach","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":4,"topic_phrase":"our plastic waste","topic_keywords":["life","find","time","fish","move","start","oil","thing","group","diaper"],"lemmas":["sure","great","reduce","waste","however","river","find","ocean","http","com","article","stem","tide","river","contribute","ocean","see","contribute","find","world","ocean","also","see","take","leadership","roll","reduce","global","impact","many","river","list","come","develop","nation","resource","address","problem","believe","lead","initiative","raise","fund","lend","expertise","help","address","problem","source","ideally","help","significantly","reduce","ocean","pollution","create","job","develop","world"]},{"comment_id":1068,"comment":"We definitely need to get plastics out of our lives. I looked in my bathroom cabinet yesterday to see how much product we use daily is contained in plastic. Toothpaste, deodorant, face, hand, body cream, shampoos and conditioners, toothbrushes, hair bushes, combs, blowers. It is everywhere. I wanted to share video of debris from a fish feedlot off the shores of Nova Scotia. Every storm at least one of these sites is broken apart. Fish escape, the sites are made of plastic piping filled with styrofoam and the buoys they use are also filled with styrofoam that ends up in the ocean and on land where birds nest, some are endangered species or species at risk. These cages need to be removed from our oceans. Why anyone would allow them to be in an environment where they are going to be torn apart in every storm, (and the storms are becoming more frequent and more violent), is being absolutely derelict in their duty to protect our wild fish. Get them out of our oceans! https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=Zaysh-YnF3g","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Kathaleen Milan","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":6,"topic_phrase":"plastic products","topic_keywords":["product","make","people","industry","environment","litter","canadian","protect","economy","regulate"],"lemmas":["definitely","need","plastic","life","look","bathroom","cabinet","yesterday","see","much","product","daily","contain","toothpaste","deodorant","face","hand","body","cream","shampoos","conditioner","toothbrushe","hair","bush","combs","blower","everywhere","want","share","video","debris","fish","feedlot","shore","scotia","storm","least","site","break","apart","fish","escape","site","make","pipe","fill","styrofoam","buoy","also","fill","end","ocean","land","bird","nest","endanger","species","specie","risk","cage","need","remove","ocean","allow","environment","go","tear","apart","storm","storm","become","frequent","violent","absolutely","derelict","duty","protect","wild","fish","get","com","watch"]},{"comment_id":1069,"comment":"I'm very concerned that disabled persons aren't on the list of groups that you are seeking to consult. The perfect example is the trend to ban plastic straws: they are a negligible amount of plastic waste (compared to the plastic bottles, coffee cup lids, stir sticks, etc) and many people with disabilities require them. A quick Google will tell you that for some people, a bendy single-serve plastic straw is the best way to hydrate. Focus on the real problems (fishing gear is half the ocean waste; manufacturers continue to make wasteful packaging and the environment pays the cost) and ensure you have diverse voices advising you!","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Laura Floyd","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":2,"topic_phrase":"our government","topic_keywords":["government","problem","water","good","work","public","cost","pollution","sustainable","action"],"lemmas":["concerned","disabled","person","list","group","seek","consult","perfect","example","trend","negligible","amount","waste","compare","bottle","stir","stick","many","people","disability","require","quick","tell","people","bendy","single","serve","straw","good","way","hydrate","focus","real","problem","fish","gear","ocean","waste","manufacturer","continue","make","wasteful","packaging","environment","pay","cost","ensure","diverse","voice","advise"]},{"comment_id":1070,"comment":"I'm concerned about species extinction. It seems like a lot of whales, for example, have died off of Canadian coasts. Perhaps, research could look into packaging that, if it did unfortunately end up in the ocean and consumed by marine life, would not be a death sentence. If green packaging exists, it should replace plastics urgently.\n\nAlso, who is repsonsible for dumping plastics into the ocean? These groups should be held responsible as this practice is unacceptable.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Lauren Mackie","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":5,"topic_phrase":"plastics","topic_keywords":["plastic","ocean","create","clean","place","consumer","reduction","put","world","incentive"],"lemmas":["concerned","extinction","seem","lot","whale","example","die","canadian","coast","perhaps","research","look","packaging","unfortunately","end","consume","marine","life","death","sentence","green","packaging","exist","replace","plastic","urgently","also","repsonsible","dump","plastic","ocean","group","hold","responsible","practice","unacceptable"]},{"comment_id":1071,"comment":"I'm appalled that so much plastic is winding up in the environment, period. Mostly due to overpackaging, carelessness by individuals who are dealing with all this excess packaging. It's like we're all oblivious to it, or to our part in producing and littering it. But reducing the production of this stuff in the first place would be the best place to start.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Linda Berry","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":5,"topic_phrase":"plastics","topic_keywords":["plastic","ocean","create","clean","place","consumer","reduction","put","world","incentive"],"lemmas":["appal","much","wind","environment","period","mostly","due","overpackage","carelessness","individual","deal","excess","packaging","oblivious","part","produce","litter","reduce","production","stuff","first","place","best","place","start"]},{"comment_id":1072,"comment":"Most important to me is government action to reduce plastic production, prohibit and phase-out hazardous types of plastics, regulate unnecessary use of plastic, set national standards on plastic packaging that include strong reduction targets.\nClean-ups are a band-aid, I prefer not to see valuable government time and energy wasted on these events. Community groups will continue to do them as 'feel good' events.\nGovernments lead by passing laws, and by using their spending power as an incentive.\nWe badly need:\n- an international treaty on plastics\n-a target for plastic reduction. Canada like most countries is committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals which requires in 14.1 By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution. Let's put a number on this significant reduction- cut plastics entering the ocean by 1\/2 by 2015.\n- national regulations under CEPA for additional certain toxic plastics, following the successful example of adding microbeads to the List of Toxic Substances under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999).","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Linda Nowlan","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":2,"topic_phrase":"our government","topic_keywords":["government","problem","water","good","work","public","cost","pollution","sustainable","action"],"lemmas":["important","government","action","reduce","production","prohibit","phase","hazardous","type","plastic","regulate","unnecessary","set","national","standard","packaging","include","strong","reduction","target","clean","up","band","aid","prefer","see","valuable","government","time","energy","waste","event","community","group","continue","feel","good","event","government","lead","pass","law","use","spend","power","incentive","badly","need","international","treaty","plastic","country","commit","sustainable","development","goal","require","prevent","significantly","reduce","marine","pollution","kind","particular","land","base","activity","include","pollution","let","put","number","significant","reduction","cut","plastic","enter","national","regulation","cepa","additional","certain","toxic","plastic","follow","successful","example","add","microbead","list","toxic","substance","canadian"]},{"comment_id":1073,"comment":"Enjeux qui sont les plus importants \u00e0 mes yeux: \n\n1\/Probl\u00e8me de sant\u00e9 publique: \n\nQuand la faune marine ing\u00e8re les mati\u00e8res plastiques c'est \u00e9ventuellement nous les consonsommateurs de poissons\/fruits de mer qui en consommons aussi !\n\nPistes de solutions sugg\u00e9r\u00e9es pour \u00e9viter que le plastique ne se retrouve dans l'eau -\n\nPour avoir un impact significatif, je souhaiterais voir le gouvernement canadien prendre le leadership en mati\u00e8re de recyclage (toute mati\u00e8re confondue, collaboration de plusieurs minist\u00e8res ex: Sant\u00e9, P\u00eaches et Oc\u00e9ans, Agriculture, Industrie): \n\n- L\u00e9gislations\n- Gestion ou supervision de la gestion du recyclage: pas seulement la collecte mais aussi la transformation de la mati\u00e8re recycl\u00e9e\/p\u00e9trochimie\n- Subventions aux entreprises qui r\u00e9cup\u00e8rent la mati\u00e8re (dans les eaux canadiennes) et\/ou utilisent un plastique recycl\u00e9 comme intran dans leur production","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Manon St-Pierre","discourse":"Positive","dominant_topic":1,"topic_phrase":"plastic use","topic_keywords":["waste","recycle","reduce","ban","make","recycling","lead","consumption","program","important"],"lemmas":["important","matiere","plastique","eventuellement","consommon","piste","solution","suggeree","pour","eviter","collaboration","supervision","recyclage","seulement","subvention","aux","entreprise","recuperent","les","leur","production"]},{"comment_id":1074,"comment":"On devrait utiliser les esprits scientifiques brillants de notre pays afin de d\u00e9velopper les technologies n\u00e9cessaires pour le nettoyage du plastique dans les oc\u00e9ans. Financer les initiatives environnementales en ce sens et en faire profiter la communaut\u00e9 internationale.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Marie-Pier C\u00f4t\u00e9","discourse":"Neutral","dominant_topic":6,"topic_phrase":"plastic products","topic_keywords":["product","make","people","industry","environment","litter","canadian","protect","economy","regulate"],"lemmas":["esprit","scientifique","brillant","pay","necessaire","pour","financer","initiative","sen","profiter","communaute","internationale"]},{"comment_id":1075,"comment":"I think we should ban plastic tampon applicators.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Megan Hirons Mahon","discourse":"Neutral","dominant_topic":3,"topic_phrase":"our plastic use","topic_keywords":["bag","single","packaging","food","store","item","container","reusable","small","grocery"],"lemmas":["tampon","applicator"]},{"comment_id":1076,"comment":"A tackling of a plastics problem cannot just look at the waste habits of individuals and consumers. So much plastic waste occurs behind the scenes in industry (retail\/manufacturing\/business etc.). Zara, for example, brings each new item of clothing to the retail store in a plastic bag, tears it open to put it on the shelf, and sells it in another plastic bag. Even if this is recycled, this is such unnecessary waste, and will require vastly different solutions to the problems of litter or packaging of groceries, as consumers have no control over these types of business decisions (and often do not know about them). Companies may overuse plastic for the sake of convenience and driving down costs - this is not something they are likely to abandon, especially when the public cannot see it. Truly reducing Canada's plastic waste will involve huge solutions and possibly forcing businesses to comply.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Meghan North","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":2,"topic_phrase":"our government","topic_keywords":["government","problem","water","good","work","public","cost","pollution","sustainable","action"],"lemmas":["tackle","plastic","problem","look","waste","habit","individual","consumer","much","waste","occur","scene","industry","retail","manufacturing","business","example","bring","new","item","clothe","retail","store","bag","tear","open","put","shelf","sell","bag","even","recycle","unnecessary","waste","require","vastly","different","solution","problem","litter","packaging","grocery","consumer","control","type","business","decision","often","know","company","overuse","sake","convenience","driving","cost","likely","abandon","especially","public","see","truly","reduce","involve","huge","solution","possibly","force","business","comply"]},{"comment_id":1077,"comment":"Government sponsored bans can create all sorts of unintended consequences and can ultimately lead to more destructive behavior. Products that \"replace\" the banned plastics will have environmental consequences of their own. A better role for government is to support infrastructure and technology that facilitates capture, recovery, processing and reuse of this valuable resource. Shipping our plastic waste to Asia and elsewhere for processing is not acceptable behavior! Canada needs to lead the way in creating a \"circular economy\" for plastic based packaging.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Mike Gallant","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":1,"topic_phrase":"plastic use","topic_keywords":["waste","recycle","reduce","ban","make","recycling","lead","consumption","program","important"],"lemmas":["government","sponsor","ban","create","sort","unintended","consequence","ultimately","lead","destructive","behavior","product","replace","ban","plastic","environmental","consequence","well","role","government","support","infrastructure","technology","facilitate","capture","recovery","processing","reuse","valuable","resource","shipping","elsewhere","process","need","lead","way","create","circular","economy","base","packaging"]},{"comment_id":1078,"comment":"My friends and I - who are students from across Canada - believe that more sustainable takeout packaging is a small but impactful way to reduce waste. And there are a ton of practical, cost-efficient ways for businesses to transition to sustainable takeout packaging. If you support this, please consider signing our petition: https:\/\/petitions.ourcommons.ca\/en\/Petition\/Details?Petition=e-1700 :)","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Mirabelle Harris-Eze","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":2,"topic_phrase":"our government","topic_keywords":["government","problem","water","good","work","public","cost","pollution","sustainable","action"],"lemmas":["friend","student","believe","sustainable","takeout","package","small","impactful","way","reduce","waste","ton","practical","cost","efficient","way","business","transition","sustainable","takeout","packaging","support","consider","sign","petition","http","petition","ourcommon","petition","detail","petition"]},{"comment_id":1079,"comment":"Avant le plastique, les industries offraient leurs produits dans des embalages de papier cire et de carton. De plus, certains produits etaient offerts dans des bouteilles de verre qui etaient recuperees puis reutilisees. Je crois que nous devrions nous inspirer de cette ancienne methode.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Myriam Allard","discourse":"Neutral","dominant_topic":5,"topic_phrase":"plastics","topic_keywords":["plastic","ocean","create","clean","place","consumer","reduction","put","world","incentive"],"lemmas":["industry","offraient","leur","produit","produit","etaient","offert","recuperee","puis","reutilisee","nous","devrion","nous"]},{"comment_id":1080,"comment":"I would really like plastic straws and plastic bags to be banned, and I would like companies to be banned from using mixed cardboard\/plastic packaging. Also envelopes should no longer be allowed to have plastic windows. And grocery stores should be banned from prepackaging vegetables in plastic.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Nancy Greene","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":3,"topic_phrase":"our plastic use","topic_keywords":["bag","single","packaging","food","store","item","container","reusable","small","grocery"],"lemmas":["really","like","bag","ban","company","ban","use","mixed","cardboard","packaging","also","envelop","longer","allow","grocery","store","ban","prepackaging","vegetable"]},{"comment_id":1081,"comment":"Educating the public about circular economics and how to reduce their plastic consumption. Most people feel overwhelmed and don't understand that there are real solutions to those problems that are economically viable. Plastics and climate deniers will always try to discourage the general population using costs as there main argument, but educating the public otherwise will make those point mute.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Pascal Lacombe","discourse":"Neutral","dominant_topic":1,"topic_phrase":"plastic use","topic_keywords":["waste","recycle","reduce","ban","make","recycling","lead","consumption","program","important"],"lemmas":["educate","public","circular","economic","reduce","consumption","people","feel","overwhelmed","understand","real","solution","problem","economically","viable","plastic","climate","denier","always","try","discourage","general","population","use","cost","main","argument","educate","public","otherwise","make","point","mute"]},{"comment_id":1082,"comment":"The impact on our environment, human health and the cost to manage through waste management systems and through pollution.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Peter Hargreave","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":2,"topic_phrase":"our government","topic_keywords":["government","problem","water","good","work","public","cost","pollution","sustainable","action"],"lemmas":["health","cost","manage","waste","management","system","pollution"]},{"comment_id":1083,"comment":"I have been involved in the environmental field for my entire professional life. With innovations of the late 70\/80s we started to see a dramatic increase in the volume of waste going to landfills. As technology improved so did the use of throw away packaging for our products and foods. We became a throw away society. So came the move of a move sustainable environment and the 4 Rs. Worthy attempt to control the problem but futile it wasn\u2019t even a bandaid. There are far to many who don\u2019t care hence the only way is for government to step up to the plate. We did it for cannibis so we can do it to control the manufacturing and use of plastics. As unpopular and politically distastful government needs to show some leadership and take control.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Randy Vallis","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":2,"topic_phrase":"our government","topic_keywords":["government","problem","water","good","work","public","cost","pollution","sustainable","action"],"lemmas":["involve","environmental","field","entire","professional","life","innovation","late","start","see","dramatic","increase","volume","waste","go","landfill","technology","improve","throw","away","packaging","product","food","become","throw","away","society","come","move","move","sustainable","environment","worthy","attempt","control","problem","futile","even","bandaid","far","many","care","hence","way","government","step","plate","cannibi","control","manufacture","plastic","unpopular","politically","distastful","government","need","show","leadership","take","control"]},{"comment_id":1084,"comment":"Convenience foods are purchased for their overall convenience and there is a huge market for this, i.e. kid sized, good for travel or lunch boxes: single serving fruit cups, cheese strings, yogurt, individually wrapped cookies, chips, or crackers, candy bars, milk in bags. If more types of plastics could be recycled at the end of the day, or if manufacturers changed the sort of packing for these convenience items, we could better manage these sort of products. \n\nIn Ontario, some plastic items have deposits (like milk jugs at some convenience stores), but the overall return rate is likely quite low because it\u2019s inconvenient. If more single-use plastics had deposits on them, more would be returned (looking at the Beer Store model). Or with products purchased from Lush Cosmetics, customers can return cosmetic containers for a free item and the containers are re-used.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Rebecca Wheater","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":3,"topic_phrase":"our plastic use","topic_keywords":["bag","single","packaging","food","store","item","container","reusable","small","grocery"],"lemmas":["convenience","food","purchase","overall","convenience","huge","market","kid","size","good","travel","lunch","box","single","serve","fruit","cup","individually","wrap","cookie","chip","cracker","candy","bar","milk","bag","type","plastic","recycle","end","day","manufacturer","change","sort","packing","convenience","item","better","manage","sort","product","item","deposit","milk","jug","convenience","store","overall","return","rate","likely","quite","low","inconvenient","single","plastic","deposit","return","look","beer","store","model","product","purchase","lush","cosmetic","customer","return","cosmetic","container","free","item","container","use"]},{"comment_id":1085,"comment":"Glass is infinitely recyclable water and pop should not be allowed to be sold in plastic containers","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Richard Trenchard","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":2,"topic_phrase":"our government","topic_keywords":["government","problem","water","good","work","public","cost","pollution","sustainable","action"],"lemmas":["glass","infinitely","recyclable","water","pop","allow","sell","container"]},{"comment_id":1086,"comment":"My biggest concern in the entire plastics discussion, is that many decisions (such as outright plastic bans) are being generated from uneducated opinion, or a subset of the facts. The only proper solutions will be generated from a holistic view of the use of plastics. The reality is that plastics offer so much value in the right applications, making our lives easier, safer and healthier in ways we aren't always fully aware of. Whether providing much-improved food protection (minimizing food waste), generating lower environmental impact in their production relative to plastic substitutes, or contributing to other environmental benefits in their usage (such as through light-weighting of materials reducing transportation costs\/emissions), through to so many other benefits in our lives, plastics are here for a reason. Any ban or reactive legislation, without understanding the full picture, risks creating unintended consequences. \n\nThere are valid study results showing that replacing plastics with substitute materials would result in roughly a 4 times increase in environmental impact. Imagine a reflexive decision targeted at plastic elimination (for the purpose of waste reduction) inadvertently increasing GHG emissions and negatively impacting another of our environmental focus areas. Personally, I want ot have my cake and eat it too. I do want to minimize waste, AND I want to reduce our broader environmental footprint. The waste piece can largely be addressed through improvements in human behavior (targeted at what WE do with our plastic materials after using them) and improved access to recycle value streams, most of which already exist, yet aren't accessible everywhere. \n\nMy vision is a world with INCREASED plastic usage (must be a recyclable material) in order to reduce the overall environmental footprint, AND significantly improved access to recycle facilities to manage the waste stream (or waste-to-energy facilities), in concert with improvements in OUR behaviours, globally. \n\nPlease look at the whole picture. I'm speaking as a citizen, a Chemical Engineer, and an industry person. The answers may seem complex, but only need the right balanced guidance to find true solutions, not band-aids that merely shift the problems. Even single-use plastics provide real value, and likely are all recyclable if we simply choose to do so...","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Rick Van Hemmen","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":7,"topic_phrase":"our plastic materials","topic_keywords":["environmental","impact","production","solution","responsible","waste","provide","marine","increase","decision"],"lemmas":["big","concern","entire","plastic","discussion","many","decision","outright","ban","generate","uneducated","opinion","subset","fact","proper","solution","generate","holistic","view","plastic","reality","plastic","offer","much","value","right","application","make","life","easy","safe","healthy","way","always","fully","aware","provide","much","improve","food","protection","minimize","food","waste","generate","low","environmental","impact","production","relative","substitute","contribute","environmental","benefit","usage","light","weight","material","reduce","transportation","cost","emission","many","benefit","live","plastic","reason","reactive","legislation","understand","full","picture","risk","create","unintended","consequence","valid","study","result","show","replace","plastic","substitute","material","result","roughly","time","increase","environmental","impact","imagine","reflexive","decision","target","elimination","purpose","waste","reduction","inadvertently","increase","ghg","emission","negatively","impact","environmental","focus","area","personally","want","cake","eat","want","minimize","waste","want","reduce","broad","environmental","footprint","waste","piece","largely","address","improvement","human","behavior","target","material","use","improve","access","recycle","value","stream","already","exist","yet","accessible","everywhere","vision","world","increase","usage","recyclable","material","order","reduce","overall","environmental","footprint","significantly","improve","access","recycle","facility","manage","waste","stream","waste","energy","facility","concert","improvement","behaviour","globally","look","whole","picture","speak","citizen","industry","person","answer","seem","complex","need","right","balanced","guidance","find","true","solution","band","aid","merely","shift","problem","even","single","plastic","provide","real","value","likely","recyclable","simply","choose"]},{"comment_id":1087,"comment":"My city has composting. Most of my weekly garbages are non-recyclable plastic packaging. It drives me through the roof when business claim that the excessive package is what people are asking for! Here's what I would ban ASAP:\n- wrapping most fruits and vegetables, except the most fragile (raspberries);\n- paper bags\/boxes for the rest;\n- plastic bags and bring your own; charge $1 per bag at the store (i.e. Switzerland);\n- plastic packages for most stuff on sale;\n- we have lots of wood in Canada so Gvt should legislate away from plastic packaging and into paper\/cardboard packaging. Even is spoiled by food, it can biodegrade in the garage;\n- Most recyclable plastic containers are for us to feel better but are hard to reuse since not a lot of applications.\nIn conclusion, the Government needs to legislate hard ASAP since industry will never take a leadership role since they are not paying for the waste.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Robert Bouchard","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":3,"topic_phrase":"our plastic use","topic_keywords":["bag","single","packaging","food","store","item","container","reusable","small","grocery"],"lemmas":["city","compost","weekly","garbage","non","recyclable","packaging","drive","business","claim","excessive","package","people","ask","ban","asap","wrap","fruit","vegetable","fragile","raspberry","paper","bag","box","rest","bag","bring","charge","bag","store","switzerland","package","stuff","sale","away","paper","cardboard","packaging","even","spoil","food","biodegrade","garage","recyclable","container","feel","well","hard","reuse","lot","application","conclusion","government","need","legislate","hard","asap","industry","never","take","leadership","role","pay","waste"]},{"comment_id":1088,"comment":"First of all, thank you for consulting with us about this issue. I truly hope that the government will work on policies that will make Canada a leader in reducing plastic waste, and that the government will not be afraid to take a hard stance against plastic waste, even if it risks the wrath of some parts of industry and the public. \nTo me, the most important thing is to reduce plastic creation and consumption. Making recycling programs more efficient is definitely also important, however I think the focus should be on making plastic less prevalent in Canadian's lives. I would 100% support a fee for plastic bags and other kinds of plastic packaging charged at stores (and I am a \"starving student\" currently, with very limited disposable income). I also hope that other single-use plastic items are banned, or at least that the issues related to them are more heavily publicized (i.e. such as single-use cutlery, dishes, decorations, etc.) Along this line, I hope that alternatives to these single-use items are promoted more heavily (i.e. metal drinking straws).","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Samantha Crowley","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":1,"topic_phrase":"plastic use","topic_keywords":["waste","recycle","reduce","ban","make","recycling","lead","consumption","program","important"],"lemmas":["first","thank","consult","issue","truly","hope","government","work","policy","make","leader","reduce","waste","government","afraid","take","hard","stance","waste","even","risk","wrath","part","industry","public","important","thing","reduce","creation","consumption","make","recycling","program","efficient","definitely","also","important","however","think","focus","make","less","prevalent","canadian","life","support","fee","bag","kind","package","charge","store","starve","student","currently","limit","disposable","income","also","hope","single","item","ban","least","issue","relate","heavily","publicize","single","cutlery","dish","decoration","line","hope","alternative","single","item","promote","heavily","metal","drinking","straw"]},{"comment_id":1089,"comment":"Implement a phased ban of single use plastics (excepting those for medical use). Start with easily forgoable or replaceable things like straws and grocery bags, and move out from there to packing materials in different sectors. Provide small grants and incentives to businesses to audit and track reductions for this purpose similar to energy retrofits. Remove subsidies to the oil and plastics manufacturing sectors that artificially lower their prices on the market compared to more sustainable choices. Phase in a plastic disposal tax for businesses not reducing plastic uses, similar to the carbon tax. Create\/support a plastic discount or credit for return for recycling campaign for large suppliers of plastic goods (grocery stores? Large retailers?) similar to the electronics and battery return schemes at electronics retailers.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Sara Duncan","discourse":"Positive","dominant_topic":4,"topic_phrase":"our plastic waste","topic_keywords":["life","find","time","fish","move","start","oil","thing","group","diaper"],"lemmas":["implement","phase","single","plastic","except","medical","start","easily","forgoable","replaceable","thing","grocery","bag","move","packing","material","different","sector","provide","small","grant","incentive","business","audit","track","reduction","purpose","similar","energy","retrofit","remove","subsidy","oil","plastic","manufacturing","sector","artificially","low","price","market","compare","sustainable","choice","phase","disposal","tax","business","reduce","use","similar","carbon","tax","create","support","discount","credit","return","recycling","campaign","large","supplier","good","grocery","store","large","retailer","similar","electronic","battery","return","scheme","electronic","retailer"]},{"comment_id":1090,"comment":"Banning single use plastic would make a significant difference I think (fast food, straws, cutlery, bottle water, etc). There should be much stricter laws when it comes to consumer packaging. Ban companies from important\/exporting if they can't comply to environmental standards (that should be implemented). For example, there is so much unnecessary plastic when buying beauty products, toys, etc. During festivals and events, plastic cups should outright be banned. In Germany, during many events, you pay a deposit, get a reusable cup (whether it be a beer mug or cup) and if you return it, you get your deposit back or you can keep the cup for future use. This has been at least since 2006. Canada is so far behind. Force chains like Tim Horton's and Second cup to use reusable coffee mugs. The amount of Tim Horton's cups littering our beautiful country is shameful. Reduce, reuse then recycle- this is something lacking in Canada.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Sarah Lessard","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":3,"topic_phrase":"our plastic use","topic_keywords":["bag","single","packaging","food","store","item","container","reusable","small","grocery"],"lemmas":["ban","single","make","significant","difference","think","fast","food","straw","cutlery","bottle","water","much","strict","law","come","consumer","packaging","ban","company","important","export","comply","environmental","standard","implement","example","much","unnecessary","buying","beauty","product","toy","festival","event","cup","outright","ban","many","event","pay","deposit","get","reusable","cup","return","get","deposit","back","keep","cup","future","least","far","force","chain","reusable","coffee","mug","cup","litter","beautiful","country","shameful","reduce","reuse","recycle","lack"]},{"comment_id":1091,"comment":"Extended producer responsibility so that producers are responsible for end of life management and therefore have reason to consider more sustainable upstream design is effective. We need better regulatory frameworks so we have lot more lifecycle thinking. We also need international cooperation on this because our national market is too small to influence global corps' decisions. \n\nWe need a lot more public education about the scale of the problem, how they can help through consumption choices and how EPR policy instruments work. It seems like the majority of the public thinks that if they can recycle something there is no impact. They aren't aware how plastic degrades and there is a limit to its useable life, nor tuned into the impact of its production as a petroleum product. Governments at the provincial and municipal level haven't really tried to educate people that EPR costs passed on to consumers make more sense in terms of those choosing to use or consume the product paying, rather than everyone in the broad municipal tax base covering recycling program costs...","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Sarah Van Exan","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":7,"topic_phrase":"our plastic materials","topic_keywords":["environmental","impact","production","solution","responsible","waste","provide","marine","increase","decision"],"lemmas":["extended","producer","responsibility","producer","responsible","end","life","management","therefore","reason","consider","sustainable","upstream","design","effective","need","well","regulatory","framework","lot","lifecycle","think","also","need","international","cooperation","national","market","small","influence","global","corps","decision","need","lot","public","education","scale","problem","help","consumption","choice","epr","policy","instrument","work","seem","majority","public","think","recycle","impact","aware","degrade","limit","useable","life","tune","impact","production","petroleum","product","government","provincial","municipal","level","really","try","educate","people","epr","cost","pass","consumer","make","sense","term","choose","consume","product","pay","rather","broad","municipal","tax","base","covering","recycling","program","cost"]},{"comment_id":1092,"comment":"Governance serves to protect by regulating. Serve who\/what? Protect who\/what? Regulate who\/what?\n\nPlastics management is part of the work infrastructure for regulating, protecting and servicing the economy with plastic products.\n\nPlastic waste\/litter\/ garbage is part of the environmental infrastructure being neglected economically by the plastics industry to not manage\/ mis-manage.\n\nThe MANDATE for Canadian governments that truly represent the people should be\/ must be\/ will be to regulate the plastics industry to protect the environment.\n\nIf Canadian governments serve the consumer, then they regulate the plastics industry to protect the environment by forcing the plastics industry to become responsible for creating work to stop the dumping of plastic products into the environment. The plastics industry made it and they take it back.\n\nSame goes for any and all human made products.\n\nFor the last 50 years and presently, Canadian governments serve the plastics industry to distort the MANDATE to not serve the people and not protect the environment. Face it. Own it. The first risk of governance is distortion of MANDATES by political party funders with vested interest and bias. This is one of them. \n\nIf this was not true, then we would not be having this incessant conversation of what to do, going on now for 50 years to still not have a reasonable solution, as we and the rest of the living world, drown in plastic litter and every other human made litter.\n\nThis is similar to the tobacco industry denying that smoking causes cancer. Now what is the problem with plastic litter in the environment? After all, we have governments on our side that have done nothing to little to stop the littering as we profit....a brownfield by any other name for the people to pay for the clean-up of decades of neglect. \n\nThe simple answer is and always has been and will be a regulated cradle-to-grave economy where every human made consumer product has a life cycle of manufacturing, maintaining and re-processing to use, re-use, recycle, just like in nature. \n\nTherefore, if the plastics industry made the product, then the plastics industry is responsible for manufacturing, maintaining and re-processing such that there is no litter, anywhere. Just like nature: there no such thing as litter, garbage, waste, but another economic opportunity.\n\nIt's time to get off the plastic picket fence and force the plastics industry in Canada and world-wide to clean up its plastic mess on land, air and sea, just like an oil spill and\/or be charged\/ fined to extract money for the clean-up.\n\nSome good jobs are on the way to help kick-start the cradle-to-grave economy to protect the environment for people and all other living entities on the planet.\n\nAnything else? Yes. Advise the Prime Minister that any political donations from the plastics industry to any politician\/ political party is considered a conflict of interest by the ONE taxpayer, me, to stop it.\n\nEnough hypocrisy.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Silvano De Monte","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":6,"topic_phrase":"plastic products","topic_keywords":["product","make","people","industry","environment","litter","canadian","protect","economy","regulate"],"lemmas":["governance","serve","protect","regulate","serve","protect","plastic","management","part","work","infrastructure","regulate","protect","service","economy","product","waste","litter","garbage","part","environmental","infrastructure","neglect","economically","plastic","industry","manage","manage","mandate","canadian","government","truly","represent","people","regulate","plastic","industry","protect","environment","canadian","government","serve","consumer","regulate","plastic","industry","protect","environment","force","plastic","industry","become","responsible","create","work","stop","dump","product","environment","plastic","industry","make","take","back","go","human","make","product","last","year","presently","canadian","government","serve","plastic","industry","distort","mandate","serve","people","protect","environment","face","first","risk","governance","distortion","mandate","political","party","funder","vest","interest","bias","true","incessant","conversation","go","year","still","reasonable","solution","rest","live","world","drown","litter","human","make","litter","similar","tobacco","industry","deny","smoking","cause","cancer","problem","litter","environment","government","side","do","little","stop","litter","profit","brownfield","name","people","pay","clean","decade","neglect","simple","answer","always","regulate","cradle","grave","economy","human","make","consumer","product","life","cycle","manufacturing","maintain","processing","recycle","nature","therefore","plastic","industry","make","product","plastic","industry","responsible","manufacturing","maintain","processing","litter","anywhere","nature","thing","litter","garbage","waste","economic","opportunity","time","picket","fence","plastic","world","wide","clean","mess","oil","spill","charge","fine","extract","money","clean","good","job","way","help","kick","start","cradle","grave","economy","protect","environment","people","live","entity","planet","else","advise","political","donation","plastic","industry","politician","political","party","consider","conflict","interest","taxpayer","stop","enough","hypocrisy"]},{"comment_id":1093,"comment":"En interdisant plusieurs formes de plastique (je pense surtout \u00e0 ce qui a un usage unique ou tres limit\u00e9) on r\u00e9duira beaucoup \u00e0 la source ce qui aidera la faune marine. Si les oc\u00e9ans se meurent toutes les autres formes de vie seront affectees. Investir dans les programme de recherche et d'aide au nettoyage des oc\u00e9ans","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Stephanie Moore","discourse":"Positive","dominant_topic":0,"topic_phrase":"their plastics","topic_keywords":["issue","country","company","support","reuse","business","dump","source","year","garbage"],"lemmas":["interdisant","form","surtout","tre","limite","meurent","toute","seront","affectee","investir"]},{"comment_id":1094,"comment":"We need more education for boat owners and sea-side communities about the waste stream. Where does the waste and recycling go? how does it get into the water specifically? what can we do to prevent it?\nWe need more visual information (but ACCURATE) about where the plastic waste is ending up.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Tamara Little","discourse":"Neutral","dominant_topic":1,"topic_phrase":"plastic use","topic_keywords":["waste","recycle","reduce","ban","make","recycling","lead","consumption","program","important"],"lemmas":["need","education","boat","owner","sea","side","community","waste","stream","waste","recycling","go","water","specifically","prevent","need","visual","information","waste","ending"]},{"comment_id":1095,"comment":"First of all we as a country need to lead by example - BAN SINGLE USE PLASTIC BOTTLES AND PLASTIC BAGS!!! People will be reluctant to adapt until they are forced into the circumstances (with positive outcomes in this case). And it's better to be forced into adapting to NOT use plastic rather than adapting to trash in the oceans and \"plastic\" fish (with bad negative outcomes for everyone). \nGlobal awareness is the next step, especially in the 3rd world countries where pollution is so public so to speak (floating rivers of trash and dumping litter on the streets) that it becomes a norm and no one cares...","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Valentin Yassinskiy","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":0,"topic_phrase":"their plastics","topic_keywords":["issue","country","company","support","reuse","business","dump","source","year","garbage"],"lemmas":["first","country","need","lead","example","ban","single","bottle","bag","people","reluctant","adapt","force","circumstance","positive","outcome","case","better","force","adapt","rather","adapt","trash","ocean","fish","bad","negative","outcome","global","awareness","next","step","especially","rd","world","country","pollution","public","speak","float","river","trash","dump","litter","street","become","one","care"]},{"comment_id":1096,"comment":"One of the biggest issues about marine litter is the amount of plastic that is already in our oceans. Even if we reduce the amount of plastic used and getting into our waterways, there is still tons of it already in the ocean! I'm particularly worried that these microplastics will get into the food chain, as research has shown that it's already happening. In addition, these plastics adsorb lots of chemicals, which will also get transferred into the food chain and some may even biomagnify, which is dangerous for top predators (and humans, who tend to be at the top of a lot of food chains). We need to do something not only to reduce plastic consumption, but also to help clean up the oceans.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Vanessa Yam","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":0,"topic_phrase":"their plastics","topic_keywords":["issue","country","company","support","reuse","business","dump","source","year","garbage"],"lemmas":["big","issue","marine","litter","amount","already","ocean","even","reduce","amount","use","get","waterway","still","ton","already","ocean","particularly","worried","microplastic","get","food","chain","research","show","already","happen","addition","plastic","adsorb","lot","chemical","also","get","transfer","food","chain","even","biomagnify","dangerous","top","predator","human","tend","top","lot","food","chain","need","reduce","consumption","also","help","clean","ocean"]},{"comment_id":1097,"comment":"Les micro-plastiques qui se retrouvent dans l'eau sont ce qui m'inqui\u00e8te le plus. La sant\u00e9 de l'\u00eatre humain et des animaux d\u00e9pend totalement de la qualit\u00e9 de l'eau qu'il consomme.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Victoria Malenfant","discourse":"Neutral","dominant_topic":6,"topic_phrase":"plastic products","topic_keywords":["product","make","people","industry","environment","litter","canadian","protect","economy","regulate"],"lemmas":["plastique"]},{"comment_id":1098,"comment":"I am concerned about accumulation in the biosphere. Unless the breakdown molecules can be confirmed to be inert and not dangerous to ingestion\/burning\/water accumulation, I would prefer that we do not produce them. Containing\/managing waste and recycling after the fact is not working.","related_to":"Share your comment","discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","user_id":"Wendy Mclean","discourse":"Negative","dominant_topic":7,"topic_phrase":"our plastic materials","topic_keywords":["environmental","impact","production","solution","responsible","waste","provide","marine","increase","decision"],"lemmas":["concerned","accumulation","biosphere","breakdown","molecule","confirm","dangerous","ingestion","burn","water","accumulation","prefer","produce","contain","manage","waste","recycling","fact","work"]}],"discourses":[{"discourse_name":"Positive","count":16},{"discourse_name":"Neutral","count":16},{"discourse_name":"Negative","count":60}],"discussion_id":6,"discussion_name":"Tell Us More","number_of_comments":92,"ngrams":[{"ngram":"single use","count":22},{"ngram":"plastic waste","count":18},{"ngram":"use plastic","count":14},{"ngram":"plastic bags","count":11},{"ngram":"reduce plastic","count":10},{"ngram":"plastics industry","count":10},{"ngram":"plastic packaging","count":8},{"ngram":"marine litter","count":7},{"ngram":"plastic items","count":5},{"ngram":"reuse recycle","count":5}]}]mP3"fi.OҥTWh[~t+q!Yu?D̰8.*%cL#dߙq /͆HFT tژmB]E r[gR?s 9CINO]8gK}cT}cM%ŌL!J O/Mv`esW|p`8KД﹓+O7\[y2^iEs+ @qL޼:cG0tb"Ox5JHMEYz[Խ1/5d=asWpl@ үOE0S0{%WxTl@iȖyS Alqx[M| {i#g8ˋ;QjAirLt ~଻"&sq]ֹh! 7@W]]sߣЏNPvmn$qXCb:s5q1>%=m BU{a ME0 A/63/:y {L jd[p:-̂ cB'CUnTqbXЊ <#XLVd౐Ɂ9%R_S(F5-dY=Ck/9^ry3ǃD%̃bMf[.QȞt9Yzpgh2ǹj@,4$ YIw&ʩЈn'Zmd?]2vAae,KG;8􂓱O /vi|K|7I4~p c-r?Ȳm8C?}:4yv\b <2Ր  hϯf Sf q"l3chk3gd;q 1@*Fd"BzqO1KiҢNwtGᘝ ~5m8 ~k?8[Bv҄%l^Ρ̋}ZyJv̸;ތJ&'ɐjR9Y"ØNl7sս鯳L V5#JgtT)?/aL?Z$u'>ܛ ū>g?dk~.4֥ ֬,تm8*d +mÌ| bTeO+D,,Ƙ=M!rz#&`G( ]iXYMbqԩ8\5A]= >6,u$x'|_{n+ӓN9HSz56e+痺ӳ *MKܕ9ly3k3n lD}_@Lp$|]@pnpo:enbrZf 1-gmZ4ؿF) VSC&Mv-T2̈́m~ @F)(j390,pWi-D@x;vC)6 G2n |#-ZoRC+`&*uM\҆ӌZ-C˙OocWoE5rnG diD{+{OTwg|E׍)'T8tR,1pΘϡ@tuN 8A|vS0H'{q𤋮,f>e?p5?*Yf\Hr6k[Z'+Fi5<&z J#Ij<+>EL]00~ Uyn8E?S? nN p Ť9_9yֲg-* -EF\QdNX0 Z~i0/~?8Ąk|%,\%rv`sп˷IÉfut4`,eYU)j,?M'I.H=S_쿓ݫHNHW_rv㻋xGif;nBQdvVpV` j)Swb|Uϲ/̈́A> ~3d20QAŲkB:{f7"֥ۘl>)v%y,H{@0x_/+2'ȡ H2u '؊. 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