10 Questions with January’s Local Hero, Jeanine Sinclair

Today, we’d like to highlight Jeanine Sinclair, founder of the Plastic Free BC project and this month’s #LocalHero! As an Ocean Wise ambassador, she is known to do a TON for our environment and help others reach a more sustainable lifestyle. Her latest project aims to create a hub to discover zero waste and sustainable […]

It’s Time to Ban Together

Only 9% of plastic waste is recycled each year in Canada. The rest of the plastic used by Canadians (more than 2.6 million tonnes) ends up in a landfill or even as litter in our environment. The Canadian government has been developing a strategy to eliminate single-use plastics (SUPs) since June 2019 when Prime Minister […]

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 […]