Plastic Pollution / Mar 28, 2019

Don’t mop the floor while the tap is still running; why cleanups are not the solution to Ontario’s plastic problem

As spring approaches and the mounds of snow and ice finally start to melt away, a familiar sight emerges.  Garbage.  Plastic bottles, cans, plastic…Read More

Plastic Pollution / Feb 12, 2019

Breaking up is hard to do - or is it? Five easy ways to break it off with plastic this Valentine's Day

Roses are red, violets are blue, plastic waste is a problem (as I’m sure you knew)! Okay, so that’s not the most romantic poem…Read More

Plastic Pollution / Feb 07, 2019

The plastics industry says it wants to fix plastic pollution! But don't ask them to produce less plastic.

Warning, sarcasm ahead… Good news! Some of the biggest companies in the world including producers and users of plastic launched an initiative with the…Read More

Plastic Pollution / Feb 05, 2019

Why we’re calling time on plastic packaging – a Q&A with Pure + Simple

Pure + Simple is a Toronto-based skincare chain that has committed to going 100 per cent plastic-free! We asked their President and Co-owner Jean…Read More

Plastic Pollution / Jan 22, 2019

Is Canada a world leader on plastics? Even NESTLÉ is doing more to tackle plastic pollution.

Nestlé, one of the world’s biggest food producers, announced last week that it will be phasing out all non-recyclable or tough to recycle plastics…Read More

Plastic Pollution / Dec 05, 2018

Canada recently released its new National Zero Plastics Strategy. The gist? It's all talk and no action.

On November 23rd, federal, provincial and territorial environment ministers held their annual meeting to discuss their environmental priorities. This year one of their main priorities…Read More

Plastic Pollution / Nov 28, 2018

Plastic-Free Guide: 10 ways to go plastic-free this holiday season!

Did you know the average waste per person in Canada doubles over the holiday period? Canadians already produce among the most plastic waste in…Read More

Plastic Pollution / Nov 16, 2018

Bans, targets and government action: What to look for in Canada’s plastics plan

Next Friday, November 23rd, is the 2018 meeting of the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME).  I know, I know, you’ve had…Read More

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

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

Plastic Pollution / Oct 26, 2018

Major bans on single-use plastics across the EU. Up next: Canada…

Finally, some good news! On Wednesday, the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of a sweeping new plan to deal with plastics across the…Read More