Jul 25, 2019 / Plastic Pollution

Mythbusting 4/5: Burning plastic for energy is a great solution to end plastic pollution

From spewing harmful chemicals into our air to contributing to climate change, burning plastic waste is not a sustainable solution to end plastic pollution. …Read More


Jul 24, 2019 / Plastic Pollution

Rome wasn’t built in a day and #PlasticFreeJuly won’t end plastic pollution - but it’s a good start!

With #PlasticFreeJuly coming to an end, it’s time to step back and think about why this month exists in the first place. It is…Read More


Jul 23, 2019 / Plastic Pollution

Mythbusting 3/5: Plastic only pollutes the oceans

Yes, our oceans are drowning in plastic waste but it doesn’t end there. From the Great Lakes to the food we eat and the…Read More


Jul 18, 2019 / Plastic Pollution

Mythbusting 2/5: Increasing recycling rates will end plastic pollution

Recycling alone is not the key to solving our plastic pollution problem For many of us recycling is some sort of moral obligation; a…Read More


Jul 16, 2019 / Plastic Pollution

Mythbusting 1/5: Plastic pollution is Asia’s problem – not ours

Don’t kid yourself, Asian countries are not the only culprits for plastic pollution Few disagree that there is a plastics crisis on our hands….Read More


Jun 13, 2019 / Plastic Pollution

Great news! The feds have committed to real action on plastics, and it's ticking a lot of boxes

This week, the Canadian government announced that it will take measures to address plastic pollution. During the announcement, a journalist asked the Prime Minister…Read More


May 21, 2019 / Plastic Pollution

Plastic Pollution and the Myth of Convenience

Why do we have a plastic problem? There are many reasons. It is lightweight, flexible, strong and cheap. From the 1950s the world saw…Read More


May 17, 2019 / Plastic Pollution

A Day in the Life - Nine tips for zero-waste grocery shopping!

This is a guest post by zero-waste blogger Tara McKenna. Check out her Instagram @ZeroWasteCollective for more awesome tips and encouragement on living plastic…Read More


May 13, 2019 / Plastic Pollution

Feeling richer using less - the start of my journey to go plastic free

This is a guest post by Sophie Jacazio, Environmental Defence Outreach team member and zero-waste champion.  Over the following blog series Sophie is going…Read More


May 01, 2019 / Plastic Pollution

Chemicals in plastics are harming your health – here are three simple things you can do about it

We all know that plastic pollution is harming wildlife. We’ve seen photos of turtles trapped in beer rings, whales with stomachs full of plastic…Read More