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Environment

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

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, 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, 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, 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, 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

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» 

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The Link

The LINK Online, Jul 5.6.7, 2019 : recycling, music, cost of living

Your hosts, Lynn, Terry and Marc (Note the show will be taking a break during the summer- other interesting subjects will be available on the weekends; Video of this week’s show at bottom.  As always, full versions of the show» 

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Reaction to Canada’s plan to ban single-use plastics (interview)

The Prime Minister announced yesterday that Canada will ban certain types of plastics starting in 2021. This is to cut down on plastic pollution in the environment which has been seen to harm birds and marine life, and the massive» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Canada announces plans to ban single-use plastics

Details and products targetted still to come People around the world are becoming aware of the massive problem caused by plastic products, especially single-use plastics. Today Canada’s Prime Minister announced that Canada will ban single use plastic products as of»