Fed up with single-use plastics? The City needs to hear from you!
The City of Toronto is hosting round 2 of a public consultation on how to reduce and eliminate single-use plastics and takeaway items. Here’s how to get involved and advocate for a zero waste strategy that is more than just a few by-laws on a handful of items, but a turning point on plastic.Learn more
Ontario's recycling system needs to be overhauled - but let's do it right
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.Learn more
6 things Toronto can do to ditch single-use plastics and move towards a waste-free future
As Plastic-Free July comes to a close, many people have been taking steps to reduce unnecessary single-use plastic. At TEA, we’re thinking about what we can do as a city, and how we can use our strength as a community, to reduce and eliminate unnecessary single-use plastic for good!Learn more
UPDATE: Toronto Consultation on Single-Use Plastics
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.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
Toronto Takes First Big Step to Act On Single-Use Plastics
At its July meeting, Toronto City Council voted to take the first critical step to act locally on the global plastics problem. Councillors voted to start a public and stakeholder consultation on what the City can do to reduce single-use packaging and plastics.Learn more
Statement from the Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA) on Toronto’s vote to act on single-use packaging and misleading advertising (PW31.10)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. July 26, 2018.Learn more
City Hall Report Back: Single-Use Plastics in Toronto
Yesterday, the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee (PWIC) took an important and urgent step forward to deal with problem waste, like single-use plastics, in Toronto. Here’s a recap of the meeting and the decisions that were made.Learn more