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


The association representing Coca-Cola, Nestlé and Pepsi says they won’t support a deposit return program in Ontario

Oct 26, 2017 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes, Plastic Pollution

When it comes to dealing with plastic pollution, big bottling companies are falling flat. We’re seeing this right now in Ontario. Earlier this year,…Read More


When will Ontario get with the (deposit return) program?

Sep 06, 2017 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes, Plastic Pollution

Earlier this week, Scotland took a huge step towards reducing plastic pollution. The Scottish government announced they will design and introduce a deposit return…Read More


Spinning the bottle: Coca-Cola U.K.'s recycled content announcement distracts us from the real problem

Jul 20, 2017 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes, Plastic Pollution

Last week, Coca-Cola U.K. announced plans to double the amount of recycled plastic in their bottles from 25 to 50 per cent by 2020….Read More


Debunking the beverage industry’s deposit return claims: part 2

Jun 01, 2017 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes, Plastic Pollution

Yesterday, we posted the first part of our response to the Canadian Beverage Association’s claims saying that a deposit return program for plastic bottles…Read More


Debunking the beverage industry’s deposit return claims: part 1

May 31, 2017 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes, Plastic Pollution

A few weeks ago, The Hamilton Spectator published an opinion piece of ours. In the piece, we wrote about the need for increased funding to help…Read More


Coca-Cola backs Scottish deposit return on plastic bottles. Will it do the same in Ontario?

Feb 28, 2017 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes, Plastic Pollution

That’s the question after the beverage company recently announced its support for a deposit return program in Scotland. The Association for the Protection of…Read More


10,000 (tonne) reasons why Ontario needs a deposit on plastic bottles

Jan 06, 2017 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes, Plastic Pollution

How much plastic pollution do you think is in the Great Lakes? The numbers may shock you. Nearly 80 per cent of the litter…Read More