Oct 23, 2020 / Plastic Pollution

Ontario’s proposed Blue Box regulation will mean more plastic waste in parks, lakes, and landfills

On Monday, Ontario released its draft Blue Box regulation. This was a once-in-a-generation opportunity to fix this broken system, but the proposed regulation falls…Read More


Oct 09, 2020 / Plastic Pollution

Goodbye and good riddance! Canada to ban six single-use plastic items next year

This week, the federal government announced it would be adding plastics to the Toxic Substance List under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA). This…Read More


Sep 10, 2020 / Plastic Pollution

Is Ontario really going to kick its Deposit Return Program for beer, wine, and liquor containers to the curb?

Most Ontarians over the legal drinking age are familiar with the deposit return program (DRP) for beer, wine, and liquor containers. Once we finish…Read More


Aug 06, 2020 / Plastic Pollution

#ICYMI: Plastic isn’t just all around us. It’s also inside of us

We’ve all seen that video of the turtle with a plastic straw up its nose. We’ve also read the news reports of the dead…Read More


Jul 01, 2020 / Plastic Pollution

It’s #PlasticFreeJuly. Let’s change the rules, so it’s easier for everyone to go plastic free

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, going plastic free felt like a Herculean task. But now more than ever it seems that everything is wrapped…Read More


Jun 24, 2020 / Plastic Pollution

Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s safe to break-up with disposable plastic

This week, a statement from over 100 epidemiologists, virologists, and other medical experts confirmed it: disposable plastics aren‘t safer than reusables. Just make sure…Read More


Jun 17, 2020 / Plastic Pollution

Industry doesn’t want plastic declared “toxic”. Too bad for them. It is

Just as we suspected, the chemical industry has been lobbying to block federal action on plastics. Recently, the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC)…Read More


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