The City’s own studies suggest reducing plastic bag use
“The purpose of the consultation is to solicit feedback on options to reduce the use and disposal of plastic bags in Toronto.”
Academic research in Ontario has concluded that plastic bags must be banned
A study...Read more
As one of your constituents, I am writing to ask that you support a ban on plastic bags.
Frequent and numerous warnings from the scientific community regarding the harmful consequences of plastic have led me to question whether plastic bags are really necessary...Read more
At just 0.3mm in size, the tiny microbeads in your facial scrub are doing more bad than good. We caught up with the 5 Gyres Institute who shared with us just how big an impact these little plastic beads are having on our oceans and marine life.
Take action by using products that contain...Read more
Most of us wear synthetic fabrics like polyester every day. Our dress shirts, yoga pants, fleeces, and even underwear are all increasingly made of synthetic materials -- plastic, in fact. But these synthetic fabrics, from which 60% of all clothing on earth is made, have a big hidden problem:...Read more
The carbon footprint of plastic (LDPE or PET, poyethylene) is about 6 kg CO2 per kg of plastic. If you know the weight of your plastic bags, you can multiply it with the number of plastic bag you are using per year. Then you can easily calculate the carbon dioxide emitted by your own...Read more
A couple of our members spent a short time cleaning up pastic waste on the shore of Samuel Smith Park, in Etobicoke. This photo illustrates a fraction of what they found.
Instructions on how to use newspaper to make a liner for your compostables container.