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

Aug 07, 2018 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Plastic Pollution

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


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

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

Categories: Great Lakes

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


Already got your canvas shopping bag? Here are five other ways to ditch plastic this #PlasticFreeJuly

Jul 11, 2018 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Plastic Pollution

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


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