Aug 10, 2018 / Plastic Pollution

1 beach, 3 hours, 110lbs of plastic pollution.

We came together and helped clean Toronto’s Woodbine Beach; here is what we found. Plastic pollution is finding its way to some of the…Read More

Aug 07, 2018 / Plastic Pollution

Plastic Pollution and the Circle of Life - A Problem-Free Plastic Economy

Why the plastic industry needs to take a leaf out of the Lion King’s book Say what you want about Disney, that lion knew a…Read More

Jul 04, 2018 / Plastic Pollution / Safeguarding Freshwater

Pride, Sustainability, and a Sea of Plastic Bottles

Another incredible Pride weekend in Toronto has come and gone. All the colours of the rainbow filled Church St. as people everywhere flocked to…Read More

Jun 12, 2018 / Plastic Pollution

Turning the tide - a landmark agreement on plastic pollution

If you saw media coverage of the G7 meeting in Charlevoix, Quebec, last weekend, it was probably something to do with Trump and Twitter….Read More

Jun 08, 2018 / Plastic Pollution / Toxics

Just like microbeads, Canada needs to regulate single-use plastics: Here’s how

Plastic waste can now be found in the farthest corners and deepest trenches on the planet. Yet, every day millions of disposable plastic containers,…Read More

Jun 06, 2018 / Plastic Pollution

The Plastics Declaration and the G7; time for Canada to step up

Did you know that only 11 per cent of all plastics are recycled in Canada? If you’re surprised, you’re not the only one. Most…Read More

May 03, 2018 / Plastic Pollution

Welcome to the plastic pollution party, Canada. Better late than never.

The federal government plans to use its G7 presidency to advance action on plastic pollution. And they’ve invited Canadians to join the conversation. On…Read More

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

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