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


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


Plastic Pollution / Safeguarding Freshwater / Jun 01, 2017

Debunking the beverage industry’s deposit return claims: part 2

Yesterday, we posted the first part of our response to the Canadian Beverage Association’s claims saying that a deposit return program for plastic bottles…Read More


Plastic Pollution / Safeguarding Freshwater / May 31, 2017

Debunking the beverage industry’s deposit return claims: part 1

A few weeks ago, The Hamilton Spectator published an opinion piece of ours. In the piece, we wrote about the need for increased funding to help…Read More


Plastic Pollution / Safeguarding Freshwater / Feb 28, 2017

Coca-Cola backs Scottish deposit return on plastic bottles. Will it do the same in Ontario?

That’s the question after the beverage company recently announced its support for a deposit return program in Scotland. The Association for the Protection of…Read More


Plastic Pollution / Safeguarding Freshwater / Jan 06, 2017

10,000 (tonne) reasons why Ontario needs a deposit on plastic bottles

How much plastic pollution do you think is in the Great Lakes? The numbers may shock you. Nearly 80 per cent of the litter…Read More