Jan 30, 2018 / Plastic Pollution / Safeguarding Freshwater

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

Jan 17, 2018 / Safeguarding Freshwater

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

Nov 29, 2017 / Safeguarding Freshwater

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

Nov 20, 2017 / Plastic Pollution / Safeguarding Freshwater

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

Oct 26, 2017 / Plastic Pollution / Safeguarding Freshwater

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

Sep 06, 2017 / Plastic Pollution / Safeguarding Freshwater

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

Aug 22, 2017 / Safeguarding Freshwater

#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

Aug 08, 2017 / Safeguarding Freshwater

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

Jul 20, 2017 / Plastic Pollution / Safeguarding Freshwater

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

Jul 13, 2017 / Safeguarding Freshwater

Summer forecast for Lake Erie: the nasty algae monster is back

Sunny, sweaty summer days have us dreaming about long walks on the beach, and sunset paddles along sparkling rivers and lakes. But an expected…Read More