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Researcher investigating impact of plastic pollution on deep-sea organisms

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Plastic pollution is reaching the deepest depths of the ocean and the impact of these contaminants on marine life that live in these high-pressure...

Ministers collaborate for action on marine pollution

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Many countries, including Canada, are calling for an ambitious, legally binding agreement on plastics, emphasizing the urgency of coordinated global action to address the...

Single-use plastic bottle waste the focus of new multi-media exhibit

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Did you know that it can take over 450 years for a single plastic water bottle to decompose? Meanwhile, one million single-use plastic water...

Shoreline cleanup in B.C. nets 425 tonnes of trash

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Thousands of kilograms of debris have been removed from B.C.’s shoreline as several Clean Coast, Clean Waters (CCCW) projects wrap up their operations. “The Clean...

B.C. municipalities empowered to ban single-use plastics

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Municipalities throughout British Columbia (B.C.) can now move more quickly to prevent plastics from polluting their communities. Under new rules, local governments can institute...

Circular Great Lakes Launches to Combat Plastic Pollution

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The Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR) announced the creation of Circular Great Lakes, a regional initiative focused initially on keeping valuable plastic materials out...

Drowning in Plastic

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In September, Oceana Canada released a damning report that emphasized the disproportionate amount of single-use plastics consumed versus that of other countries. The figures...

Top Five Great Lakes Stories of 2020

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1.  Major Investments in Great Lakes Restoration Are Paying Off: Study Canada and the United States have invested more than US$22.8 billion over the last...

New Cleanup Funds to Protect Coastal Waters, Create Jobs in B.C.

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Marine debris cleanup projects will be undertaken by coastal Indigenous Nations, local governments, and non-profits to make B.C.’s marine shorelines cleaner. The funding will come...

Government of Canada Invests in Research on Impacts of Plastic Pollution...

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The Government of Canada is providing $2,256,554 to 16 science-based research projects to learn more about the impacts of plastic pollution on our natural...

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