Turning the tide - a landmark agreement on plastic pollution

Jun 12, 2018 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: 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


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

Jun 06, 2018 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Plastic Pollution

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


Welcome to the plastic pollution party, Canada. Better late than never.

May 03, 2018 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Plastic Pollution

The federal government plans to use its G7 presidency to advance action on plastic pollution. And they’ve invited Canadians to join the conversation. On…Read More


First Waukesha, now Racine. Another Wisconsin town wants to take water out of the Great Lakes.

Mar 27, 2018 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

UPDATED May 1, 2018: Last week, Wisconsin gave permission to Racine to divert Lake Michigan water outside of the Great Lakes basin. The approval…Read More


Government action plan to save Lake Erie leaves some to be desired

Mar 05, 2018 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

Recently, the federal and Ontario governments released their finalized plan to tackle Lake Erie algae blooms. We’re happy to report that the plan includes…Read More


Taste the disappointment: Coca-Cola’s latest commitment to fight plastic pollution falls flat

Jan 30, 2018 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes, Plastic Pollution

It looks like Coca-Cola is slowly waking up to the global threat of plastic pollution. Recently, the company announced its global plastics plan, which…Read More


Why we need to stop over salting our roadways this winter

Jan 17, 2018 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

This winter, you might encounter something outside that’s white, makes crunchy sounds when you walk on it, and is creating a big mess. I’m…Read More


Government plan still needs to address the biggest causes of out-of-control algae blooms

Nov 29, 2017 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

Earlier this month, the Ontario and federal governments released a second draft of their plan to tackle algae blooms in Lake Erie. We’re happy…Read More


Plastic bottle collection events give Toronto residents a chance to Cash it! Don’t trash it

Nov 20, 2017 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes, Plastic Pollution

Over the last month, Environmental Defence organized a series of bottle collection events around the GTA. For the events, people dropped off empty plastic…Read More


The association representing Coca-Cola, Nestlé and Pepsi says they won’t support a deposit return program in Ontario

Oct 26, 2017 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes, Plastic Pollution

When it comes to dealing with plastic pollution, big bottling companies are falling flat. We’re seeing this right now in Ontario. Earlier this year,…Read More