Waste and pollution

AJP aims to eliminate food waste and environmental pollution while reducing energy and material use. We support recycling and a circular economy. 

Single use plastics are a major source of pollution. What is less well known is that most plastic in the ocean is discarded fishing gear, sometimes from plastic nets several kilometers in length. Changes to commercial fishing could go a long way towards addressing plastic pollution. 

AJP will also introduce policies to reduce food waste, and to encourage reuse, recycling and composting programs in businesses and public institutions. We will support a law similar to that enacted in France to stop the dumping of edible food by retailers and to ensure these products are sent to people in need.