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Toxic sewers, upstream solutions July 10, 2014

Product ingredients like triclosan in soap are supposed to kill germs. But a report released today by CELA & CPA comes clean about how toxic triclosan is to our health and the Great Lakes!

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Phase 3 ChemTRAC Summary July 05, 2014

The ChemTRAC program has released Phase 3 Data on the use and release of 25 priority toxic substances across Toronto. Phase 3 of ChemTRAC signals the final stage of implementing this landmark 'Right to Know' program!

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Coffee Cups & Recycling? July 03, 2014

Though many people toss coffee cups in the Blue Bin, the sad truth is that take out coffee cups are just not recyclable in Toronto's blue bins. That means far too many cups are sent to Toronto's landfill each year. 

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Going Waste Free with CASSA! June 27, 2014

TEA partnered with CASSA - the Council of Agencies Serving South Asians - to promote the Waste Free Challenge in the South Asian community. This week, the CapaCITY Creators team launched a Waste Free Guide to Hosting a Dinner Party with a waste free picnic in Scarborough.

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Cost of Inaction June 27, 2014

Imagine if you keep putting off investing in your child’s education, home repairs and your retirement. Eventually, the repair bills will be huge and you won’t have the money you need to send your child to university and retire. By putting off investing, you pretty well guarantee huge financial problems in the future.

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What's in TEA's Garbage? June 19, 2014

We decided to dig into the waste at the TEA office to find out how we can reduce it. We're a bit embarrassed about the results, but we've resolved to do better.

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Wonder where Green Bin waste goes? June 11, 2014

Started in 2002, Toronto's Green Bin program was one of the first curbside organics collection programs in North America. Soon, more than half of that food waste will be processed right here in Toronto.

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Urgent Action: Scarborough meeting on June 16th June 11, 2014

Scarborough residents like you have an urgent opportunity to build a greener city for all. This Monday, June 16th, a meeting is being held to discuss the future of Scarborough's sewage system. TEA will be promoting non-toxic solutions. Join us! 

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Long Term Waste Plan - June 2014 update June 09, 2014

Toronto staff want to hear from the public on a Long Term Waste Plan for Toronto's waste over the next 50 years. 

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Council Watch - Gearing up for a green future June 04, 2014

In this issue, TEA fills you in on what you can do to help Toronto go waste free and how we're gearing up for the elections.

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TEA participates in City’s sewer consultation on pollution prevention planning June 04, 2014

Every day toxic chemicals enter our sewer system. TEA is a vocal participant in Toronto Water’s stakeholder consultations to make sure the Pollution Prevention Program does more upstream to protect Lake Ontario from chemicals. Stay tuned for future updates on this!

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Attend a public info session on City Waste Plan May 28, 2014

In June, the City of Toronto will begin consulting the public for their views on how to deal with Toronto's waste. 

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Cigarette butts and the environment May 27, 2014

Tired of cigarette butts littering the street? Cigarettes butts aren't just ugly to look at, as litter, they're also harmful to the environment.

 

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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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