Wake up Canada! It’s Time to Face the Waste.

Every time you drink from a plastic bottle, rip open a food package and sip from a straw, do you wonder where they go afterwards? The youth are the future of Canada, therefore it’s never been more important to ensure they are well educated on the issue of plastic pollution. This year, Plastic Oceans Canada […]

Cleaning Up Our Oceans Plastic

Let’s take a look at some of the amazing initiatives that are currently helping to tackle the plastic problem in our oceans and waterways.   The Ocean Cleanup

10 Questions with November’s #LocalHero, Minaëlle Green

Today, we’d like to highlight Minaëlle Green, co-founder of the University of Ottawa’s Climate Crisis Coalition and this month’s #LocalHero! The new coalition aims to create awareness of the climate crisis, educate students about plastic pollution, biodiversity decline, and the impact of agriculture as well as fossil fuels on the environment. We asked Mina a […]

Making sense of green labels

Compostable, biodegradable and bioplastics. All these green terms are becoming so integrated into our lifestyle and are often used interchangeably, but do we actually know what they mean? More importantly, are these products a good plastic alternative and as environmentally friendly as they say? Or are we being greenwashed? This area is truly a minefield […]

Our Convenience Culture Is Killing Our Oceans

With takeout options in abundance and food delivery at the touch of our fingertips, we are using more and more single use items. Plastic items from take-out food and beverages are largely dominating global litter so it’s time to start addressing our take-out culture. Let’s think for a moment about our own take-out habits. For […]

Putting Pollution on the Map – Eyesea

Today, we have a fantastic organization we’d love to spotlight, one that is making waves across the world in the fight to reduce plastic pollution, Eyesea. In our first #SaturdaySpotlight feature, we reached out to the founder of Eyesea to learn more about their new app and to have them share their story with us […]

10 Questions with October’s #LocalHero, Amy Liebenberg

This month’s #LocalHero is Amy Liebenberg, Executive Director of The Squamish Arts Council and one of the leaders of the new environmental art campaign: Diving In: The Art of Cleaning Lakes and Oceans. The new campaign aims to raise awareness of the waste in our lakes and oceans by transforming collected trash into beautiful art. […]

Just How Much Plastic Is In Our Oceans?

Plastic pollution is the most widespread problem affecting the marine environment, which isn’t that surprising since annual plastic production has surpassed most other man-made materials. As most of us will be aware, the main sources of marine plastics are land based and I’m sure some obvious culprits jump to mind; plastic bags, bottles, food containers […]

Navigating the Recycling System

Image from NS Packaging We live in a world that’s telling us to be greener, to care for the environment and to do our bit. Often, we hear that one of the best ways we can play as an individual is by recycling. Just to clarify, recycling is the process of turning waste materials into […]

The Problem with PVC

From evoke.ie With the heatwave this year, Canadians were heading to our lakes, rivers and oceans to cool off, and what’s a day on the water without an inflatable pool toy?! There’s nothing like cooling off on the lake, reclining on a huge inflatable unicorn or flamingo. Inevitably, that time of year is coming where […]