The Minister of the Environment has announced that Ontario is moving ahead to shift Ontario’s Blue Bin program to one fully paid for by manufacturers and producers - also known as an Extended Producer Responsibility system. Our Waste Campaigner Emily Alfred breaks down what this means for Ontario, the benefits to this approach, and the significant risks if it’s not done right.
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At TEA, we’re thinking about what we can do as a city, and how we can use our strength as a community, to ban the worst single-use plastics for good! But since substituting single-use plastic with another disposable product doesn't go far enough, we want to promote a vision that includes more than bans, and shifts Toronto to reusables and other truly waste-free solutions.
Statement by TEA's Campaigns Director Heather Marshall.
Decent work, a safe climate and quality housing are three things that all Torontonians should have. Building retrofits that put community needs at the centre can reduce the biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions in our city while creating local green jobs and improving housing conditions for residents.
The results of Toronto’s single-use plastics consultation are in: Torontonians want the City to ban or restrict single-use plastics! See our recap of what’s being considered, the consultation results and what Toronto needs to do next.
Many of Toronto’s greatest environmental policy wins have a common denominator: leadership from Toronto Public Health. TEA’s Campaigns Director shares her perspective on why people who care about environmental issues like climate change, industrial pollution and water quality need to stand up against the $1B budget cut to Toronto Public Health.
Community cleanups are a great way to connect with neighbours and take action to protect our environment. But cleaning ups aren’t enough - we need to change the system that caused the pollution in the first place.
Will Ontario consider a ban single-use plastics? We combed through their Provincial Discussion Paper Reducing Litter and Waste in Our Communities line-by-line. Here’s what you need to know - and what you should tell the Ontario government.
Since the abrupt slashing of Toronto’s City Council in July, the Toronto Environmental Alliance has been concerned about the impact this restructuring will have on fair access and representation, accountability and civic engagement in decision-making.
On December 4th, the Toronto Environmental Alliance announced the recipient of the second annual Greener City for All Award - an award to recognize and celebrate our allies in the movement for a greener, more sustainable and more equitable Toronto.
Get a sneak peek at a few of the items up for bid at the Greener City Celebration silent auction!
Now more than ever, Toronto needs a city government that is prepared to exercise bold environmental decision-making. But after a mid-election slashing of Council seats, Toronto’s new, smaller Council will first have to decide how to govern.
Since being elected, the Ford Provincial government has cut the Cap and Trade program, cancelled our climate action plan and now they are cutting the independent body that monitors the government’s compliance with our Environmental Bill of Rights.
On October 22nd, Toronto voters elected 25 City Councillors and re-elected Mayor John Tory to lead our city. Toronto’s new, smaller Council will include 21 incumbent Councillors who were re-elected and four new City Councillors, including two who unseated incumbents.
TEA has been deeply concerned with recent decisions by the Provincial government to scale back actions and investments in tackling climate change. That's why we knew we needed to speak up. This week, we spoke to the special Provincial committee to call for action that meets the urgency of the climate crisis and that prioritizes equity and prosperity.