Jun 17, 2021 / Clean Beauty / Toxics

New study finds PFAS chemicals hiding in some “long-lasting” and “waterproof” makeup 

“Lipstick wearers may inadvertently eat several pounds of lipstick in their lifetime. But unlike food, chemicals in lipstick and other makeup products are almost…Read More


Jun 11, 2021 / Toxics

Toxic chemicals including PFAS and BPA found in a variety of Dollar Tree’s products

A new report showed that 60 per cent of products tested from Dollar Tree stores in the U.S. and Canada contained chemicals of high…Read More


May 04, 2021 / Toxics

How the lack of industry action on chemicals in Canada is related to Canada’s outdated toxics law

Just last week, Wendy’s became the fifth fast food chain to commit to eliminating toxic PFAS chemicals from its food packaging – shortly after…Read More


Apr 14, 2021 / Toxics

VICTORY: Stronger protections from toxic chemicals are finally coming

After many years of pushing for stronger protections from pollution and toxic chemicals in consumer products, Environmental Defence’s work has paid off and the…Read More


Mar 30, 2021 / Toxics

Canadian companies failing in the race to eliminate toxic chemicals from their products

Key findings from the fifth annual Who’s Minding the Store? retailer report card With governments moving too slowly to ban toxic chemicals from consumer…Read More


Feb 16, 2021 / Toxics

These three bills can put Canada on the right track to dismantle environmental racism

Escaping toxic pollution is a privilege inaccessible to many Indigenous, Black and racialized communities in Canada. With the new Biden administration making environmental justice…Read More


Jan 26, 2021 / Toxics

Loblaw joins Costco Canada in banning toxic BPA and BPS on receipts

Cashiers and retail workers have a challenging and critical role during the COVID-19 pandemic: while many of us are staying home, they put their…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


Sep 28, 2020 / Toxics

Environmental racism is a daily reality for many Black, Indigenous and People of Colour in Canada

In the wake of public outrage about the systemic racism and disproportionate police violence experienced by Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC), a…Read More