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Tag: microplastics

Plastics and Other Waste in Our Watersheds

How did we get to a stage when microplastics have become a ubiquitous issue? This was one of the questions raised by Dr. Chelsea Rochman,...

Industry Response to Plastic Pollution Gains International Momentum

Industry leaders are accelerating their response to global plastic pollution, as a coalition of chemical companies have announced an international alliance, while Nestlé has...

Ocean Wise and Metro Vancouver Partner on Microplastics Research

A study jointly conducted by Ocean Wise and Metro Vancouver, and published in the scientific journal Marine Pollution Bulletin, found microplastics shed from laundered clothing...

Environmental Groups Call for Hard Targets on Plastic Waste

Today, a number of environmental organizations have released a declaration that calls on the government of Canada to eliminate plastic waste in Canada by...

Blueprint for Action on Contaminants in Wastewater

The findings of a national review of contaminants in municipal wastewater were released this week by Canadian Water Network, highlighting opportunities for a more...

Commonwealth Countries Eye Blue Charter to Guide Ocean Protection

A Commonwealth proposal to create a Blue Charter of principles for sustainable ocean development has been greeted with the enthusiastic support of governments, the...

Top 5 Water Science Stories 2017

1. National watershed assessment We rejoice when water is prominent in the mainstream media. When WWF-Canada released the first-ever national assessment of Canada’s freshwater underscoring...

High Concentration of Microplastic Fibres in Ottawa River

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...

10,000 Tonnes of Plastic Enters the Great Lakes Yearly

Researchers from the Rochester Institute of Technology have used computer models to estimate the volume of plastic and microplastics entering the Great Lakes each...

Ontario Releases Annual Minister’s Report on Drinking Water

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...

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