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


May 21, 2020 / Plastic Pollution

Are compostable plastics the solution to plastic pollution? We ask a scientist everything that you might want to know

More and more, consumers are seeing compostable plastic items—from plates and cutlery to garbage bags and coffee pods—on store shelves. But are these items…Read More


May 07, 2020 / Plastic Pollution

COVID-19, single-use plastics, and the economy—We answer some of your most pressing questions

Last week, we hosted a webinar about COVID-19, single-use plastics, and how Canada can both reduce plastic waste and help get its economy back…Read More


Apr 22, 2020 / Plastic Pollution

Here’s what you can do this Earth Day while you #StayHome

This year is Earth Day’s 50th anniversary. Although we’re stuck at home, it doesn’t mean we can’t do something to pay homage to this…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


Mar 27, 2020 / Plastic Pollution

How can Canada drastically reduce its plastic waste? These six solutions are a good way to start

Canada has a single-use plastics problem. More than one-third of plastics produced every year are used for packaging, and most of that heads to…Read More


Jan 28, 2020 / Plastic Pollution

Nestlé, Tim Hortons and Coca-Cola and other corporate polluters are making the plastic crisis worse. Shame on them!

We continuously hear commitments from companies to end plastic waste, make products more recyclable, and to eliminate single-use plastic items like plastic straws. But…Read More