Excellent news! A motion calling for the elimination of single-use plastics including plastic bottle and styrofoam was passed by Ottawa City Council on June 26, 2019. Watch these videos of former councillor Diane Holmes and OWSAG member Adam Guzman-Poole on their reactions after the vote.
The week before representatives of OWSAG, Water Care Allies of First United Church and Zero Waste Ottawa made presentations in support of the motion at the Envronment Committee. OWSAG also delivered nearly 2000 signatures for the Bottled Water Declaration calling for a phase out of single use plastic bottled water. Thanks to all our supporters who signed and shared the Declaration over the last six months!
OWSAG is organizing an action on September 13 with groups like Ecology Ottawa, Extinction Rebellion, Zero Plastic, Greenpeace, the Green Party and Climate Strike to continue educating residents on the impacts of single-use plastics.
Please continue to collect used plastic bottles during the summer. plan to bring your bottles and join us on Friday, September 13. Email us if you have any questions. Stay tuned for more details!