10 Questions With February’s #LocalHero – Bruce Timms!
1) Tell us a bit about yourself! My name is Bruce Timms. My partner, Coral, and I live in St.Catharines, near the Welland Canal, on the St.Lawrence Seaway. I am a veteran municipal politician, Regional Councillor for St.Catharines on Niagara Regional Council from 1991-2018, and a retired Professional Engineer. I have a daughter who is […]
Sustainable Shopping; Which Grocery Bag is Best?
Image from sampli.com We all know single use plastics are not environmentally friendly and with Canada’s single use plastic ban coming into play, hopefully they will become a thing of the past. However, despite the recent increase in awareness, the average Canadian still uses 700 plastic bags a year. What’s the actual impact of these […]
Reducing our consumption this Christmas
I absolutely love the Christmas holidays; the food, the decorations and the festive cheer. Now I am no scrooge, but what I am a bit humbug about is the amount of waste that is left over. Household waste can increase more than 25% in the holiday season so it’s time to start looking at a […]
10 Questions with December’s Local Hero, Jocelyn Marsh
Today, we’d like to highlight Jocelyn Marsh, founder of the Love Our Oceans Project and this month’s #LocalHero! The new project aims to reduce plastic usage within the veterinary industry while also promoting conversation towards ocean stewardship. We asked Jocelyn a series of questions to learn more about this amazing project, and what future endeavors […]
Norquay Co. x Plastic Oceans Canada
Plastic Oceans Canada is excited to announce our brand new partnership with the amazing Norquay Co. In this collaboration, Norquay Co. has created a limited edition canoe paddle, the design symbolically representing the plastics issue in our oceans, serving as a reminder of just how critical it is for us to all implement greater change. Hear […]
Local Hero: Elena Kulikova
Elena Kulikova, 34, was a true believer in the possibility of a clean earth and a plastic free world. She carried the vision that every person can learn to be sensible with their waste usage and conscious of the impact their lives have on our eco system, especially their use of plastic on our oceans. […]
10 Tips to Reduce Plastic
Reducing plastic is hard right? You can swap plastic bottles for reusables but what about all the plastic packaging in the grocery stores? Or all of your necessary products that come in plastic bottles? And sometimes the sustainable alternative is too expensive or too difficult to find. However, you can’t make a change if you […]