May 10, 2021 / Plastic Pollution

Ontario wants YOU to pick up litter while it trashes improvements to the Blue Box

During simpler times, the Ontario government decided to designate the second Tuesday of May as a “Day of Action on Litter.” Corporations — and…Read More


Apr 22, 2021 / Plastic Pollution

We can’t rely on industry to protect the environment and human health

The plastics industry is using the Parliamentary standing committee on the environment as a platform to bash the government’s plan to regulate plastics and…Read More


Mar 17, 2021 / Plastic Pollution

Canada’s plastic pollution crisis: What’s real vs. what Dow Chemical says

The plastics industry is ramping up its public relations efforts to convince Ottawa, and all of us, that the federal plan on managing plastic…Read More


Mar 11, 2021 / Plastic Pollution

What are the chances that Dow Chemical lobbied against Canada’s plastic ban? Very high

The petrochemical and plastics industry has been busy on Zoom. Dozens of meetings and phone calls are detailed in the federal lobbyist registry between…Read More


Feb 18, 2021 / Plastic Pollution

Why the federal government needs to stop wasting time and implement its plastics ban now

More than two dozen environmental groups are urging federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson to get moving on implementing the promised ban on single-use plastics….Read More


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