Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Tag: plastics

Researchers Studying Behviour of Microplastics in Great Lakes

Using the Great Lakes as a laboratory, sedimentary petrologist Patricia Corcoran and her students at Western University in London, Ontario are studying the behaviour...

Ontario issues statement on recycling review

Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks Jeff Yurek issued a statement the report on how the province can better manage recycling and plastic waste....

Newfoundland and Labrador Bans Retail Plastic Bags

New amendments to the Environmental Protection Act in Newfoundland and Labrador will allow the provincial government to draft regulations that will ban the distribution...

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Implements Strategy to Curb Use of Plastics

A new policy to curb the purchase and use of single-use plastics was announced at an employee town hall by the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson,...

Canadian Plastics Recycling Companies form Consortium

Canadian plastics recycling veterans and entrepreneurs Tony Moucachen and Emmie Leung have combined the market presence of their three extended plastics processing and recycling...

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...

Quebec Research Finds Plastic Bag Ban Would Increase Plastic Pollution

A Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of various shopping bags, including five varieties of disposable or “single-use” bags and four varieties of “reusable” bags, found...

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...

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...

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

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

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