Friday, October 23, 2020

Tag: plastic pollution

Federal Government Announces Next Steps to Achieve Zero Plastic Waste by...

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Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson has announced the next steps in the Government of Canada’s plan to achieve zero plastic waste by...

Government of B.C. Takes Action Against Plastic Waste

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Through new initiatives, the Government of British Columbia is taking action to prevent plastic waste from polluting shorelines and ending up in landfills. “People have...

26 Projects Receive Federal Funding to Reduce Ghost Gear in Oceans

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada is funding 26 projects in Canada and around the world to help rid the oceans of ghost gear. Lost and abandoned...

Small Businesses to Help Reduce Ghost Gear in Oceans

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Over eight million metric tons of plastic end up in the world’s oceans each year—including lost and abandoned fishing gear, also known as ghost...

Brock University Students Find Alarming Amounts of Plastic at St. Catharines...

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A day at the beach doesn’t often involve lab work. But for a group of Brock University fourth-year Geography students tasked with assessing plastic...

Canada Releases Draft Science Assessment of Plastic Pollution

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The Draft Science Assessment of Plastic Pollution, which sheds light on the extent of the plastic pollution problem in Canada, has been published by...

Plastic Pollution in the Great Lakes Presents a Growing Concern: Study

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New research suggests that the growing intensity and scale of plastic pollution in the Great Lake poses serious risks to human health and will...

Canada Supports Community Project to Improve Freshwater Quality

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The Government of Canada is investing $95,212 in a project that will improve freshwater quality in four communities by reducing plastic pollution in local...

B.C. Businesses Helping to Tackle Plastic Pollution in Oceans

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Canada’s minister of public services and procurement and accessibility, Carla Qualtrough, announced that two businesses based in British Columbia (B.C.) are each receiving a...

Government of Ontario to Convene Great Lakes Guardians’ Council

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On April 23, the Government of Ontario will convene the Great Lakes Guardians' Council, in memory of Josephine Mandamin, to discuss emerging issues around...

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