On September 22, 2015, StopPlastics presented a written deputation to the City Publics Works and Infrastructure Committee.

You can view it here: Written deputation (pdf).

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...

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Dear Councillor:

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...

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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...

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This 2-minute "explainer" shows how tiny plastic microbeads are designed to go down the drain and into our rivers, lakes, and oceans and we can do to stop this ridiculous assault on our public waters. TAKE ACTION:...
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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:...

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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...

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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. 

StopPlastics has prepared a list of responses to the Canadian Plastics Association assertions about plastic bags.

You can view them here: StopPlastics' responses (PDF)

decomposition

The separation of a substance into simpler substances or basic elements. Decomposition can be brought about by exposure to heat, light, or chemical or biological activity. The process of breaking down organic material, such as dead plant or animal tissue, into smaller...

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With an estimated 6.4 million tons of plastic getting dumped in the ocean annually, build-up has become a huge problem that merits serious attention.

We have a serious plastic problem here on Earth. In less than a century, plastic has permeated every aspect of our lives, creating...

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