Toronto

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 team...

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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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October 15, 2018

 

Dear Councillor:

As a follow up to the release on October 8 of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report¹ on the dire consequences of failing to deal with climate change, StopPlastics renews its call for a ban on plastic bags in...

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Ontario

StopPlastics' letter of November 2020 in response to the Ontario government's  proposed changes to the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 (proposed blue bin changes...

Canada

Drowning in Plastic:  A great source of Canadian facts and arguments to be used in the bid to rid the planet of plastic pollution.

Starting in December 2020 StopPlastics launched a letter writing campaign asking for a rethink of plastic packaging in  Loblaws supermarkets.  

Subsidiaries and franchises include: Loblaw Great Food, Loblaws CityMarket, Atlantic Superstore, Dominion, No Frills, Extra Foods, Real...

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The Canadian government is  looking at banning a variety of single use plastics by 2021.    Before doing so, they are researching the issue of plastic pollution.  Here is the draft report on that research....

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

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

International

We are often challenged when we present our plastic free packaging ideas to others.  This wonderful Greenpeace paper has thought the problems through and has come up with thoughful solutions in The Smart Supermarket.

The BFFP 2020 Brand Audit Report reveals the following as the 2020 Top 10 Global Polluters: The Coca-Cola Company; PepsiCo; Nestlé; Unilever; Mondelez International; Mars, Inc.; Procter & Gamble; Philip Morris...

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StopPlastics

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).

On November 8, 2019 StopPlastics responded to the city's first draft of a proposal to deal with single-use and takeaway items.  

You can read it here: ...

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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. 

Other

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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According to Time for Change:

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...

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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,...

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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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