Saturday is #WorldCleanUpDay and our friends at Greenpeace and a number of other great Toronto community groups that are fighting plastic pollution have joined together to host a litter clean up and brand audit near the Don River!
We’re excited about this event for two reasons: it is getting litter out of our natural spaces and waterways and highlighting the real source of plastic pollution: the companies that profit from making and pushing disposable plastics. Many of these companies actively lobby against regulations to reduce plastics - even against regulations here in our city!
Plus, we’re also excited to be lending some of our waste audit equipment from our Zero Waste High-Rise Project to this event!
When: Saturday, September 15, 2018, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where: Under the Overlea Boulevard Bridge, E. T. Seton Park
(While the Eventbrite page says "sold out", all are still welcome to join the event)
This event is hosted by Greenpeace and the community groups: Stop Plastics, Strawless Toronto, Fight Back Don and the Green Neighbours Network Zero Waste working group. These local groups have done so much to tackle plastic waste in their own communities, but also to advocate for real policy change. (A few of them even spoke at the Public Works Committee about regulating single-use plastics in Toronto - read about that meeting and check out their deputations here.)