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News & Updates

Why is Scarborough's air polluted? May 25, 2014

The City-owned Highland Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant treats all of Scarborough's sewage and serves nearly 500,000 people. Unfortunately, it is one of the city’s largest polluters because the plant burns sewage in an old incinerator. 

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Council Watch - If not TEA, then who? May 23, 2014

In this issue, TEA invites you to join us at the dinner table, and we challenge you to help Toronto go waste free.

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Healthy communities need transit May 23, 2014

GTHA Medical Officers of Health told Ontario’s political leaders that the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area must invest in transportation to build healthy, complete communities.

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What's in your Garbage May 17, 2014

There is more organic and recyclable waste in the average garbage bag than there is garbage! 

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TEA member of advisory group on City’s Long Term Waste Plan May 16, 2014

TEA is proud to be invited to be a member of the City’s Stakeholder Advisory Group for the development of a Long Term Waste Management Strategy for Toronto’s residential waste. TEA is the only environmental and community based organization in the group.

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TEA's Household Waste Study found a lot of garbage! May 14, 2014

Last fall, TEA asked our members to let us take a look at what's in their garbage to get a bit more detail on what exactly Torontonians are throwing out. Many families volunteered, and even a few TEA staff joined in!

 

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Why isn't all plastic recycled in Toronto? April 30, 2014

Why can't some types of plastic be recycled in the Blue Bin? And doesn't the recycling logo on the bottom mean we can recycle it in Toronto?

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Green Bins in 18 languages April 30, 2014

For many years, residents in apartments and condos haven't had green bins. The good news is that the City is finally rolling out green bin collection for all residents.

 

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A beacon in the smog April 28, 2014

Today TEA’s DeTOx Toronto Campaigner was at the Board of Health to push for action on air monitoring.

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Council Watch - Transit Funding Plan Lacks Funding April 17, 2014

Transit Funding Plan Lacks Funding

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Toronto's Prescription for Polluted Air April 14, 2014

Toronto Public Health released a report today proving that Toronto’s air pollution continues causing high levels of premature death and hospitalization. 

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Council Watch - Getting the job done March 21, 2014

In this issue, we get ready to take the Polar Bear Plunge, and provide an update on TEA's Public Transit campaign.

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Council Watch - Green progress at City Hall March 06, 2014

In this issue, we celebrate the Greenbelt's 9th birthday with a victory at City Council and TEA pushes for actions to improve air quality in the city.

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Local air quality studies demand provincial action March 03, 2014

A recent study in South Etobicoke discovered that local air quality does not meet the health standards set by the provincial government. Now, the City of Toronto is looking for solutions and calling on the province to take action.

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Council Watch - Show your city some love February 13, 2014

In this issue, TEA talks about sending a valentine to Toronto's ravines and the last budget passed by City Council.

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TEA to Province: burning batteries isn’t “recycling” January 20, 2014

TEA and a coalition of environmental NGOs from Ontario signed a joint letter expressing concern about a proposal to change Ontario's battery recycling program. (Read background on the issue here)

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Council Watch - When the weather gives you lemons... January 17, 2014

When the weather gives Toronto lemons, TEA makes lemonade! In this issue, TEA gets results at City Hall and raises media attention about Etobicoke's air pollution solutions and the ice storm's lesson for us all.

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Cancer risk in South Etobicoke January 17, 2014

This week, a City of Toronto local air quality study in South Etobicoke found an increased risk of cancer in the community due to air pollution. The major source is transportation emissions from cars & trucks.

 

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Reducing water pollution January 17, 2014

In December, City Council voted to have stakeholder consultations in 2014 regarding changes to the Toronto Water Prevention Pollution Program for businesses.

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South Etobicoke Local Air Quality Study January 15, 2014

On Wednesday January 15th 2014, the City of Toronto released their second Local Air Quality Study report in a series of 18 that will cover every neighbourhood in the city. 

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