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CleanFARMS; Agricultural plastic waste recovery on track and growing

Begun back in 2010 Cleanfarms is a non-profit industry effort to recover and recycle the vast amount of single-use plastics used in the agricultural industry. Mostly an ‘unseen’ issue, farms and the agricultural sector use enormous quantities of large and »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics, Society

Plastics bans, climate plans delayed due to virus

Plastic is the boon and bane of modern society. There’s no denying its fantastic multitude of inexpensive and eminently handy uses. There’s also no denying the environmental harm it does. Around the world, several countries now trying to reduce that »

Health

Starbucks temporarily bans use of reusable mugs

The global coffee chain Starbucks is also being affected by the outbreak of COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus.  In an effort to reduce the spread of the virus, Starbucks is temporarily banning its customers from using personal reusable mugs in »

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Environment & Animal Life

Quebec to update recycling system

To better recycle, and reduce the use of plastic, the Quebec government will make manufacturers responsible for the life cycle of the products they make. From plastic containers and packaging, to newspapers, manufacturers in Quebec will have to deal with »

Environment & Animal Life

Hellmann’s packaging to use 100 per cent recycled plastic

Canadians can now purchase their favourite type of mayonnaise knowing that its containers will have a lower carbon footprint. Hellmann’s is going to be selling their mayonnaise bottles and jars made from post-consumer recycled plastic across Canada. Post-consumer recycled plastic, »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Montreal planning to ban all plastic shopping bags

Montreal Mayor, Valerie Plante wants to ban all plastic shopping bags by the end of 2020. She plans on modifying the current bylaw which already bans thin plastic bags from being used by retailers.  In a tweet, Plante said that »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Canada still wants to ban single use plastics in 2021

The Canadian federal government said that it’s still on track to ban single use plastics in 2021. “Science confirms that plastic pollution is everywhere and is negatively impacting our environment. This assessment will inform our decisions as our government follows »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

Montreal-zero waste city?

One of Canada’s largest urban centres, Montreal, has an ambitious plan to reduce waste over the next five years towards zero-waste by 2030. To start with, the city wants to stop producers and retailers from throwing out unsold food and »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

Fast food outlets top lists of plastic litter in Canada

Greenpeace Canada has released this year’s list of companies whose plastic products comprise most litter collected. The report is called Brand Audit 2019 Report: Canada’s top plastic polluters There were 240 companies identified in the plastics collected at 9 locations »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life

Plastic bottled water: major retail chain cuts back

Today as marches for the environment take place today across Canada, a major Quebec-based retail chain announced a significant policy announcement. Familiprix is a pharmacy chain with 398 outlets across the mostly French speaking province with some in the neighbouring »