Thursday, July 29, 2021

Tag: plastic pollution

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...

More Marinas Join Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup

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The Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup announced that the following marinas will be joining the initiative and supporting the capture of plastic debris throughout the...

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...

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