Plastic Pollution / Feb 05, 2019

Why we’re calling time on plastic packaging – a Q&A with Pure + Simple

Pure + Simple is a Toronto-based skincare chain that has committed to going 100 per cent plastic-free! We asked their President and Co-owner Jean…Read More


Plastic Pollution / Jan 22, 2019

Is Canada a world leader on plastics? Even NESTLÉ is doing more to tackle plastic pollution.

Nestlé, one of the world’s biggest food producers, announced last week that it will be phasing out all non-recyclable or tough to recycle plastics…Read More


Plastic Pollution / Dec 05, 2018

Canada recently released its new National Zero Plastics Strategy. The gist? It's all talk and no action.

On November 23rd, federal, provincial and territorial environment ministers held their annual meeting to discuss their environmental priorities. This year one of their main priorities…Read More


Plastic Pollution / Nov 28, 2018

Plastic-Free Guide: 10 ways to go plastic-free this holiday season!

Did you know the average waste per person in Canada doubles over the holiday period? Canadians already produce among the most plastic waste in…Read More


Plastic Pollution / Nov 16, 2018

Bans, targets and government action: What to look for in Canada’s plastics plan

Next Friday, November 23rd, is the 2018 meeting of the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME).  I know, I know, you’ve had…Read More


Climate Change / Movement Building / Plastic Pollution / Nov 12, 2018

Is the Earth doomed? Not unless we let it - Responses to the Anthropocene

Have you heard about the ‘Anthropocene’?   It’s basically the idea that the Earth has been changed so completely and irreversibly by human activities that…Read More


Plastic Pollution / Oct 26, 2018

Major bans on single-use plastics across the EU. Up next: Canada…

Finally, some good news! On Wednesday, the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of a sweeping new plan to deal with plastics across the…Read More


Plastic Pollution / Oct 19, 2018

Styrofoam is polluting our environment. Let’s #BanTheFoam.

There’s no single solution to plastic pollution. We need to do a better job of capturing plastic waste, and recycling it back into new…Read More


Plastic Pollution / Oct 17, 2018

Already got your canvas shopping bag? Here are five other ways to go #PlasticFree

Maybe we’ve finally seen enough photos of dead and dying animals choking on or entangled in plastic trash. Or maybe we’re rattled by reports…Read More


Plastic Pollution / Sep 27, 2018

G7 Environment Ministerial to #BeatPlasticPollution: we need less spin and more action.

Last week, G7 environment, energy and oceans ministers met in Halifax. There were lots of issues on the docket – illegal fishing, depleting fish…Read More