Toronto just passed a resolution to the Federal government asking for a national strategy on plastics. Here’s a break down of what happened.
News & Updates
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
On July 4th, Council unanimously passed TransformTO, an ambitious new climate action plan with bold actions to tackle emissions that will also benefit Torontonians.
The numbers are staggering: estimates show that Ontario generates 500,000 tonnes of clothing and textile waste every year and that number is expected to grow rapidly.