May 21, 2019 / Plastic Pollution

Plastic Pollution and the Myth of Convenience

Why do we have a plastic problem? There are many reasons. It is lightweight, flexible, strong and cheap. From the 1950s the world saw…Read More


May 17, 2019 / Plastic Pollution

A Day in the Life - Nine tips for zero-waste grocery shopping!

This is a guest post by zero-waste blogger Tara McKenna. Check out her Instagram @ZeroWasteCollective for more awesome tips and encouragement on living plastic…Read More


May 13, 2019 / Plastic Pollution

Feeling richer using less - the start of my journey to go plastic free

This is a guest post by Sophie Jacazio, Environmental Defence Outreach team member and zero-waste champion.  Over the following blog series Sophie is going…Read More


May 01, 2019 / Plastic Pollution

Chemicals in plastics are harming your health – here are three simple things you can do about it

We all know that plastic pollution is harming wildlife. We’ve seen photos of turtles trapped in beer rings, whales with stomachs full of plastic…Read More


Apr 11, 2019 / Plastic Pollution

Plastic pollution is not your fault; why we should stop feeling guilty, and start getting angry

Reducing your plastic footprint is a fantastic thing you can do to help prevent plastic pollution. The more people who do it the better…Read More


Apr 09, 2019 / Plastic Pollution

Freaked out by plastic pollution? You've come to the right place

Welcome! This is your plastics intervention. Fret not, because you are not alone. The first step towards breaking free is to face the facts…Read More


Canada's Plastic Pollution Problem - Watch the Video

Did you know that in Canada less than 11 per cent of plastic is recycled? Watch this video to learn more.      


Mar 28, 2019 / Plastic Pollution

Don’t mop the floor while the tap is still running; why cleanups are not the solution to Ontario’s plastic problem

As spring approaches and the mounds of snow and ice finally start to melt away, a familiar sight emerges.  Garbage.  Plastic bottles, cans, plastic…Read More


Feb 12, 2019 / Plastic Pollution

Breaking up is hard to do - or is it? Five easy ways to break it off with plastic this Valentine's Day

Roses are red, violets are blue, plastic waste is a problem (as I’m sure you knew)! Okay, so that’s not the most romantic poem…Read More


Feb 07, 2019 / Plastic Pollution

The plastics industry says it wants to fix plastic pollution! But don't ask them to produce less plastic.

Warning, sarcasm ahead… Good news! Some of the biggest companies in the world including producers and users of plastic launched an initiative with the…Read More