Thursday, October 1, 2020

Tag: Microbeads

High Concentration of Microplastic Fibres in Ottawa River

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A new study led by researchers at Carleton University has found that microplastic pollution is prevalent in the Ottawa River and its tributaries. Of 62...

Ontario Releases Annual Minister’s Report on Drinking Water

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Ontario has released the Minister’s Annual Report on Drinking Water from the office of Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC). The report details...

Does Canada’s Microplastic Ban Reach Far Enough?

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On November, 5th, the Government of Canada announced that it would be banning microplastic beads in toiletry products. At a public consultation was held on...

IJC Seeks Input on Binational Approach to Microplastics Entering the Great...

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The International Joint Commission (IJC) invites public comment on its Preliminary Recommendations on Microplastics in the Great Lakes for binational, science, policy, and education...

All-Female Sailing Expedition Surveys Microplastics in the Great Lakes Basin

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A light breeze from the southwest catches the sails of our Catalina 42 as we manoeuvre her bow into the wind under the direction...

Report Reveals Holes in Voluntary Pledges to Eliminate Microbeads by Personal...

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The integrity of the voluntary efforts made by personal care companies to phase out polluting microbeads is being held in question after the release...

Environmental Defence Applauds Federal Regulation of Microbeads

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Environmental Defence has issued a statement to applaud the federal government’s decision to add microbeads to the Schedule 1 list of toxic substances under the...

U.S. Bans Microbeads, Canada Could Follow

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The U.S. has joined the battle against polyethylene microbeads by banning the use of the tiny plastic pellets commonly used as exfoliants in cosmetic...

Economic benefits of cleaning up a city’s waterfront

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By Mario Carr A strong economy needs a healthy watershed. One municipality that understands this all too well is Hamilton, Ontario. Clean-up projects to reverse more...

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