Safeguarding Freshwater / Mar 05, 2018

Government action plan to save Lake Erie leaves some to be desired

Recently, the federal and Ontario governments released their finalized plan to tackle Lake Erie algae blooms. We’re happy to report that the plan includes…Read More

Plastic Pollution / Safeguarding Freshwater / Jan 30, 2018

Taste the disappointment: Coca-Cola’s latest commitment to fight plastic pollution falls flat

It looks like Coca-Cola is slowly waking up to the global threat of plastic pollution. Recently, the company announced its global plastics plan, which…Read More

Safeguarding Freshwater / Jan 17, 2018

Why we need to stop over salting our roadways this winter

This winter, you might encounter something outside that’s white, makes crunchy sounds when you walk on it, and is creating a big mess. I’m…Read More

Safeguarding Freshwater / Nov 29, 2017

Government plan still needs to address the biggest causes of out-of-control algae blooms

Earlier this month, the Ontario and federal governments released a second draft of their plan to tackle algae blooms in Lake Erie. We’re happy…Read More

Plastic Pollution / Safeguarding Freshwater / Nov 20, 2017

Plastic bottle collection events give Toronto residents a chance to Cash it! Don’t trash it

Over the last month, Environmental Defence organized a series of bottle collection events around the GTA. For the events, people dropped off empty plastic…Read More

Plastic Pollution / Safeguarding Freshwater / Oct 26, 2017

The association representing Coca-Cola, Nestlé and Pepsi says they won’t support a deposit return program in Ontario

When it comes to dealing with plastic pollution, big bottling companies are falling flat. We’re seeing this right now in Ontario. Earlier this year,…Read More

Plastic Pollution / Safeguarding Freshwater / Sep 06, 2017

When will Ontario get with the (deposit return) program?

Earlier this week, Scotland took a huge step towards reducing plastic pollution. The Scottish government announced they will design and introduce a deposit return…Read More

Safeguarding Freshwater / Aug 22, 2017

#WeAreLakeErie: On August 28, we're creating a tidal wave of support for Lake Erie

Why is Lake Erie important to you? And why do you think it needs to be protected? We want to hear your thoughts on…Read More

Safeguarding Freshwater / Aug 08, 2017

We've got the dirt ... on the connection between soil and a healthy Lake Erie

Algae blooms happen in the water, but what happens on the land dictates the size, severity and toxicity of a bloom. Here’s the dirt…Read More

Plastic Pollution / Safeguarding Freshwater / Jul 20, 2017

Spinning the bottle: Coca-Cola U.K.'s recycled content announcement distracts us from the real problem

Last week, Coca-Cola U.K. announced plans to double the amount of recycled plastic in their bottles from 25 to 50 per cent by 2020….Read More