Bans, targets and government action: What to look for in Canada’s plastics plan

Nov 16, 2018 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Plastic Pollution

Next Friday, November 23rd, is the 2018 meeting of the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME).  I know, I know, you’ve had…Read More


Is the Earth doomed? Not unless we let it - Responses to the Anthropocene

Nov 12, 2018 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Climate Change, Environmental Defence, Plastic Pollution

Have you heard about the ‘Anthropocene’?   It’s basically the idea that the Earth has been changed so completely and irreversibly by human activities that…Read More


Major bans on single-use plastics across the EU. Up next: Canada…

Oct 26, 2018 by Rachel Kitchin (Communications Manager)

Categories: Plastic Pollution

Finally, some good news! On Wednesday, the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of a sweeping new plan to deal with plastics across the…Read More


Styrofoam is polluting our environment. Let’s #BanTheFoam.

Oct 19, 2018 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Plastic Pollution

There’s no single solution to plastic pollution. We need to do a better job of capturing plastic waste, and recycling it back into new…Read More


Already got your canvas shopping bag? Here are five other ways to go #PlasticFree

Oct 17, 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


G7 Environment Ministerial to #BeatPlasticPollution: we need less spin and more action.

Sep 27, 2018 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Plastic Pollution

Last week, G7 environment, energy and oceans ministers met in Halifax. There were lots of issues on the docket – illegal fishing, depleting fish…Read More


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

Aug 10, 2018 by Kelsey Scarfone (Program Manager, Water)

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


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