Sep 01, 2021 / Plastic Pollution

Six things the next federal government must do to help Canadians tackle plastic pollution and avoid false solutions

We’re on track to see plastic outweigh fish in our oceans by 2050. The only way to reverse the plastic tide is to make,…Read More

Aug 21, 2021 / Plastic Pollution

The plastic blame game is getting old. Time to hold producers responsible.

The myth that plastic pollution would end if we just stopped littering and did a better job of sorting our waste is seriously hard…Read More

Jul 13, 2021 / Plastic Pollution

Push back against Canada’s biggest plastic polluters this Plastic Free July

It’s the 10th anniversary of Plastic Free July and we’re marking it by turning our sights on Canada’s biggest plastic polluters: the companies that…Read More

May 26, 2021 / Plastic Pollution

Big Plastic’s revenge: Dow, Nova and Imperial Oil sue the federal government for protecting the environment

Three companies produce almost all of the plastic that is made in Canada: NOVA Chemicals, Dow and Imperial Oil. Perhaps not surprisingly, these are…Read More

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