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


Sep 29, 2020 / Guest / Plastic Pollution

Guest post: Possible changes to Ontario’s deposit program for beer bottles could shortchange vulnerable communities

Fallon Butler is the Founder of GoodSort. The pandemic has shone a spotlight on social inequalities and the challenges that many people struggle with…Read More


Sep 15, 2020 / Climate Change / Livable Communities / Plastic Pollution / Safeguarding Freshwater / Toxics

What is the Speech from the Throne and why is it important?

Our next big opportunity to secure commitments to a Green and Just Recovery in Canada is in the Speech from the Throne on September…Read More


Sep 10, 2020 / Plastic Pollution

Is Ontario really going to kick its Deposit Return Program for beer, wine, and liquor containers to the curb?

Most Ontarians over the legal drinking age are familiar with the deposit return program (DRP) for beer, wine, and liquor containers. Once we finish…Read More


Aug 06, 2020 / Plastic Pollution

#ICYMI: Plastic isn’t just all around us. It’s also inside of us

We’ve all seen that video of the turtle with a plastic straw up its nose. We’ve also read the news reports of the dead…Read More


Jul 01, 2020 / Plastic Pollution

It’s #PlasticFreeJuly. Let’s change the rules, so it’s easier for everyone to go plastic free

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, going plastic free felt like a Herculean task. But now more than ever it seems that everything is wrapped…Read More


Jun 24, 2020 / Plastic Pollution

Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s safe to break-up with disposable plastic

This week, a statement from over 100 epidemiologists, virologists, and other medical experts confirmed it: disposable plastics aren‘t safer than reusables. Just make sure…Read More


Jun 17, 2020 / Plastic Pollution

Industry doesn’t want plastic declared “toxic”. Too bad for them. It is

Just as we suspected, the chemical industry has been lobbying to block federal action on plastics. Recently, the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC)…Read More


May 21, 2020 / Plastic Pollution

Are compostable plastics the solution to plastic pollution? We ask a scientist everything that you might want to know

More and more, consumers are seeing compostable plastic items—from plates and cutlery to garbage bags and coffee pods—on store shelves. But are these items…Read More


May 07, 2020 / Plastic Pollution

COVID-19, single-use plastics, and the economy—We answer some of your most pressing questions

Last week, we hosted a webinar about COVID-19, single-use plastics, and how Canada can both reduce plastic waste and help get its economy back…Read More