Nov 02, 2020 / Climate Change / Plastic Pollution / Toxics

Top 6 not-so-average eco-gift ideas: COVID edition

With the holidays around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of gift ideas for your loved ones. And while the holiday season may…Read More


Oct 27, 2020 / Plastic Pollution / Toxics

How to have a plastic and toxic-free Halloween: COVID edition

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve had to find new ways of doing many things like working and celebrating birthdays – and…Read More


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 21, 2020 / Guest / Plastic Pollution

Guest Blog: Banning single-use plastics is the right choice for our environment and our health

This is a guest blog by Dr. Melissa Lem, Board Member of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment and a family physician…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 29, 2020 / Guest / Plastic Pollution

Guest post: Possible changes to Ontario’s deposit program for beer bottles could shortchange vulnerable communities

Fallon Butler is the Founder of GoodSort. The pandemic has shone a spotlight on social inequalities and the challenges that many people struggle with…Read More


Sep 15, 2020 / Climate Change / Livable Communities / Plastic Pollution / Safeguarding Freshwater / Toxics

What is the Speech from the Throne and why is it important?

Our next big opportunity to secure commitments to a Green and Just Recovery in Canada is in the Speech from the Throne on September…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