Toronto keeps trying to burn its garbage
Toronto keeps trying to burn its garbage, but TEA, along with our allies, keep coming together to prevent that from happening. This is a toxic, unnecessary and reckless move which can be prevented with stronger action to reduce the amount of waste we produce in Toronto.Learn more
Environmental Groups Decry Province’s Plan to Cut Public Oversight of Controversial Plastic Burning Projects
For immediate release March 01, 2022Learn more
Don’t burn Toronto’s garbage in neighbouring communities - Letter to City Council
Incineration, often called “energy-from-waste” or “thermal treatment”, is a toxic and harmful way to deal with waste. A report in front of City Council could allow waste to be sent for incineration in neighbouring communities in Peel and Durham - but this is counter to Toronto’s climate goals and further burdens communities facing multiple sources of pollution. Our Waste Campaigner Emily Alfred spoke to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee last week to share five reasons why Toronto should reject incineration and focus on reducing and diverting waste. Next, City Council will vote on this report May 5th.Learn more
Analysis: Will Ontario ban single-use plastics - or burn them?
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.Learn more
New health report identifies risks of burning sewage waste
The Highland Creek Treatment Plant is the only remaining sewage incinerator in Toronto and is one of the top polluters in our city. Attend an upcoming consultation on the future of Highland Creek Treatment Plant on November 19th.Learn more
Durham-York incinerator firing up with health concerns
Just east of Toronto, the “state-of-the-art” incinerator built to burn the garbage for Durham and York Regions is already going over toxic air emission limits in the testing stage.Learn more
Peel scraps mega-incinerator - lessons for Toronto?
After hearing from TEA, residents and other community groups, Peel Council changed their Long Term waste plan and voted to cancel a costly incinerator, voting instead for better recycling and composting.Learn more