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Canada needs a National Plastics Strategy June 08, 2018

TEA, along with more than 40 other environmental, health and community groups, issued a joint declaration calling on the Canadian government to create a national plastics strategy focused on banning harmful plastics, creating strict reuse and recycling targets, and holding companies responsible for the environmental impact of plastic pollution. 

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#TOvotes18: Which ward are you in? May 10, 2018

Toronto’s election boundaries are changing this year and the number of City Councillors elected will climb from 44 to 47. This means you have probably been assigned a new ward number and the candidates running in your area may not even include your current Councillor. Here's how to find out which ward you are in. 

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VICTORY: Ontario's New Food and Organic Waste Framework will Expand Organics Collection May 10, 2018

The Province of Ontario just released the new Food and Organic Waste Framework and it includes policies that will require businesses to prevent food waste and will ensure businesses and highrises have organics collection!

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Six high-rise buildings tackling waste and climate change May 07, 2018

TEA’s Zero Waste High-Rise project is well underway with 6 buildings from across Toronto rolling up their sleeves to tackle waste and climate change.

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Toronto City Council to the Federal Government: We Need You To Act on Plastics May 02, 2018

Toronto just passed a resolution to the Federal government asking for a national strategy on plastics. Here’s a break down of what happened.

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Could Toronto Ban Single-Use Plastics? April 19, 2018

New rules to ban or put fees on harmful single-use plastics could be coming to Toronto within the next year.

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City of Toronto Event: The future of waste management in Toronto March 16, 2018

The City of Toronto is hosting an open house and consultation about the future of waste in Toronto. What’s most exciting about this consultation is that Toronto is evaluating how to deal with complicated types of waste - items like coffee pods and plastics labelled 'compostable'.

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3 Ways to Strengthen TransformTO in the 2018 City Budget February 08, 2018

Toronto’s Executive Committee just requested $2.26 million in the 2018 City Budget to fund the TransformTO climate action plan. But this still falls $4.5 million short of what is needed in 2018. If the Mayor and City Council are seriously committed to climate action, here are three ways to strengthen the plan.

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Mayor Tory finally commits to funding climate action - but keep the champagne corked February 06, 2018

Today, Toronto’s Executive Committee put forward a request for $2.5 million in the 2018 City Budget to fund the TransformTO climate action plan. This is good news considering that when the draft budget was released in November, no funding was allocated to TransformTO. In response, an incredible number of residents and advocates contacted the Mayor and City Councillors to demand funding for TransformTO - and it worked. But even with $2.5 million in funding, Toronto is still falling short on funding climate action.

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Solutions to Plastic Pollution: Extended Producer Responsibility January 12, 2018

There’s been a lot of buzz lately about our recycling system since China, the world’s biggest recycling market, stopped taking most of the world's recycled plastics. This decision has a huge impact on recycling systems around the world - including here in Ontario - and it highlights the problems that arise from not holding companies responsible for the packaging they create.

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TransformTO Advocacy Training Session: Recap and Resources January 08, 2018

On a cold January evening, TEA and ClimateFast hosted over 50 people from every district in the city to learn how to advocate on the City Budget process. Together, we’re working to ensure Toronto invests in the TransformTO climate plan!

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2017 Greener City for All Award: Mayfair on the Green December 21, 2017

For TEA's 30th anniversary, we wanted to celebrate all that we've achieved, all that we're working towards, and the amazing community partners that are helping to build a Greener City for All.

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Announcing TEA’s Zero Waste High Rise Project December 15, 2017

We are thrilled to announce a new three-year project that will help Toronto’s high-rise buildings reach their zero waste goals.

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No Funding for Climate Plan in the 2018 City Budget November 30, 2017

The 2018 City Budget was just released - and it doesn't include any funding for TransformTO. Read about the budget launch in the latest blog by TEA's Climate Change Campaigner Dusha Sritharan.

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MEDIA STATEMENT: No Funding for TransformTO in the Preliminary 2018 Budget November 30, 2017

Today, the City of Toronto released their 2018 Preliminary Operating Budget which failed to include funding for a number of important programs and services. In fact, the preliminary budget entirely fails to fund the TransformTO climate change action plan for the City.

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VIDEO: Mayfair on the Green November 09, 2017

As part of our Zero Waste Toronto campaign, we’ve been profiling zero waste leaders in our communities who have homegrown solutions to our waste challenges. One of the best and brightest examples we’ve found is this 25-year-old building from Scarborough - and we just launched a video to share their story!

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Poll: Toronto wants more Green Bins! October 20, 2017

We talked to Toronto residents at their door and at community events throughout the summer about food scraps and organics collection and where we need more of it.

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Why I love my new Green Bin - and why you should, too! August 29, 2017

If you get curbside waste pick up, you’ve probably received a new Green Bin within the last few months. Our Waste Campaigner Emily shares the top 3 reasons why she loves her new Green Bin!

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Getting Organics out of Ontario’s Garbage July 26, 2017

Organics (such as food scraps and other compostables) are a valuable resource: through composting organics, we recycle their valuable nutrients to support healthy soils, and in some cases, create green energy and green jobs!

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City Council Passes Bold New Climate Plan for Toronto July 04, 2017

On July 4th, Council unanimously passed TransformTO, an ambitious new climate action plan with bold actions to tackle emissions that will also benefit Torontonians.

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