1 beach, 3 hours, 110lbs of plastic pollution.

Aug 10, 2018 by Kelsey Scarfone (Program Manager Blue Flag)

Categories: Blue Flag, Plastic Pollution

We came together and helped clean Toronto’s Woodbine Beach; here is what we found. Plastic pollution is finding its way to some of the…Read More


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


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


Pride, Sustainability, and a Sea of Plastic Bottles

Jul 04, 2018 by Daniella Niddery (Engagement Coordinator)

Categories: Great Lakes, Plastic Pollution

Another incredible Pride weekend in Toronto has come and gone. All the colours of the rainbow filled Church St. as people everywhere flocked to…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


Just like microbeads, Canada needs to regulate single-use plastics: Here’s how

Jun 08, 2018 by Muhannad Malas (Program Manager, Toxics)

Categories: Plastic Pollution, Toxics

Plastic waste can now be found in the farthest corners and deepest trenches on the planet. Yet, every day millions of disposable plastic containers,…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


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


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