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Karen Wirsig

Senior Program Manager, Plastics

Karen has worked as a journalist and as a labour and community organizer. She has participated in her downtown Toronto housing co-operative for more than 20 years. An active transportation enthusiast who favours walking, cycling, and public transit, Karen has never owned a car. She is a voracious reader and has spent her adult life trying to unlearn the common belief that humans should strive for domination over each other, over other animals, and over nature itself. She’s passionate about helping to get plastics out of the environment.

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Apr 22, 2021

We can’t rely on industry to protect the environment and human health

The plastics industry is using the Parliamentary standing committee on the environment as a platform…

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Mar 17, 2021

Canada’s plastic pollution crisis: What’s real vs. what Dow Chemical says

The plastics industry is ramping up its public relations efforts to convince Ottawa, and all…

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Mar 11, 2021

What are the chances that Dow Chemical lobbied against Canada’s plastic ban? Very high

The petrochemical and plastics industry has been busy on Zoom. Dozens of meetings and phone…

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Feb 18, 2021

Why the federal government needs to stop wasting time and implement its plastics ban now

More than two dozen environmental groups are urging federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson to get…

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