Retailers and manufacturers launch Canada Plastics Pact

More than 70 Canadian retailers, manufacturers, associations, non-profits, and other organizations have joined to form the Canada Plastics Pact. The pact is an ambitious action plan to eliminate plastic waste and “represents unprecedented cross-value chain collaboration, uniting key players behind a shared vision for a circular economy for plastics packaging in Canada and a targeted plan […]

McDonald’s cutting single-use plastics in Canadian restaurants

McDonald’s Canada has announced it will introduce wooden cutlery, wooden stir sticks, and paper straws to its 1,400+ restaurants across the country by December 2021. A press release notes the removal of these single-use plastics in its restaurants supports McDonald’s global commitment to source 100 per cent of McDonald’s primary guest packaging from renewable, recycled, or […]

Cutting back on waste is possible — if Canadians can afford it

Zero-waste groceries are becoming more commonplace, but it requires both a financial and time commitment. Amy Ash knew reducing her waste wouldn’t be easy. But the cost of wasting less took her by surprise. “I had always been motivated to not make unnecessary waste,” said the Vancouver resident, who started to actively reduce her waste in […]