Apr 15, 2020 / Plastic Pollution

Breaking Down the Pro-Plastics Spin: Why we don’t need more single-use bags and bottles during COVID-19

In this time of heightened uncertainty and anxiety, we’re especially sensitive to messages about safety and hygiene. Everyone is trying to do their part…Read More

Apr 06, 2020 / Plastic Pollution

Plastics and Pandemics: The real facts about single-use plastics and the COVID-19 crisis

A lot has changed over the last couple of weeks. Many of us are anxious about the future and worried about our loved ones….Read More

Nov 12, 2018 / Climate Change / Movement Building / Plastic Pollution

Is the Earth doomed? Not unless we let it - Responses to the Anthropocene

Have you heard about the ‘Anthropocene’?   It’s basically the idea that the Earth has been changed so completely and irreversibly by human activities that…Read More

Oct 19, 2018 / Plastic Pollution

Styrofoam is polluting our environment. Let’s #BanTheFoam.

There’s no single solution to plastic pollution. We need to do a better job of capturing plastic waste, and recycling it back into new…Read More

Oct 17, 2018 / Plastic Pollution

Already got your canvas shopping bag? Here are five other ways to go #PlasticFree

Maybe we’ve finally seen enough photos of dead and dying animals choking on or entangled in plastic trash. Or maybe we’re rattled by reports…Read More

Sep 27, 2018 / Plastic Pollution

G7 Environment Ministerial to #BeatPlasticPollution: we need less spin and more action.

Last week, G7 environment, energy and oceans ministers met in Halifax. There were lots of issues on the docket – illegal fishing, depleting fish…Read More

Aug 07, 2018 / Plastic Pollution

Plastic Pollution and the Circle of Life - A Problem-Free Plastic Economy

Why the plastic industry needs to take a leaf out of the Lion King’s book Say what you want about Disney, that lion knew a…Read More

Jul 12, 2018 / Safeguarding Freshwater

From blue to green: another year, another nasty algae bloom

Imagine kicking back on a sunny patio with a cold drink and good friends. You hear the soft lapping sounds of waves against the…Read More

Jun 12, 2018 / Plastic Pollution

Turning the tide - a landmark agreement on plastic pollution

If you saw media coverage of the G7 meeting in Charlevoix, Quebec, last weekend, it was probably something to do with Trump and Twitter….Read More

Jun 06, 2018 / Plastic Pollution

The Plastics Declaration and the G7; time for Canada to step up

Did you know that only 11 per cent of all plastics are recycled in Canada? If you’re surprised, you’re not the only one. Most…Read More