Atlantic Canadians think ocean protection can help grow the economy, says newly released polling 

        January 29, 2020 — Recently released polling reveals Atlantic Canadians recognize the ocean’s importance to Atlantic Canada’s economy while strongly supporting increased marine protection. The polling was … [Read more...]

A wake-up call for New Brunswick: Matt Abbott on plastic waste in Bay of Fundy

With new research estimating more than 1.8 million pieces of garbage are smothering the Bay of Fundy seafloor, and with municipalities already positioned to move forward on a province-wide plastic bag ban, the Conservation Council’s Fundy Baykeeper … [Read more...]

N.B. municipalities vote in favour of province-wide plastic bag ban as Atlantic Canadians say loud and clear: governments and manufacturers have to clean up their act

FREDERICTON — The Union of Municipalities of New Brunswick will call on the provincial government to ban single-use plastic bags across the province.  The union, which represents 60 cities, towns and villages across N.B., voted in favour of the … [Read more...]

Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview moving forward on single-use plastic bag ban

“At this point in time, we’re not prepared to wait for the province,” Dieppe Mayor Yvon Lapierre told reporters recently. The tri-community of Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview are keeping their interest for a plastic bag ban strong. Sobeys has … [Read more...]

Retail council calls for province-wide plastic bag ban

As municipalities in the Greater Moncton Area consider a ban on single-use plastic bags, the Atlantic branch of the Retail Council of Canada supports the move, but says councillors should think even bigger. Moncton has been looking into a plastic … [Read more...]

Most plastic waste in Canada leads back to these 5 companies

For World Clean-up Day, Greenpeace alongside community allies, volunteers, and a Greenpeace local group, coordinate a clean-up activity and plastic polluter brand audit. The audit seeks to identify the major corporate contributors to plastic waste … [Read more...]

New Brunswick youth pushing for plastic bag ban

Will you protect our ocean, parks, rivers and lakes by committing to banning single-use plastic bags in New Brunswick? “Remembering to bring a bag to the store is as simple as remembering to bring your car keys to your car,” says petition founder, … [Read more...]

#BeatPlasticPollution this World Environment Day

Today is World Environment Day. Established by the United Nations in 1974, this year’s theme is #BeatPlasticPollution, an important environmental challenge for communities in New Brunswick and across the planet. We have a plastic problem in … [Read more...]

Canadian organizations challenge Canada to a zero plastic waste future

In Canada, nearly 90 per cent of plastics end up incinerated, or in our landfills, lakes, parks and oceans. Once in the environment, they contaminate ecosystems, kill wildlife, and leach toxic chemicals. It’s time for Canada to deal with its plastic … [Read more...]

Beating plastic pollution: Vancouver becomes first city in world with zero-waste strategy

Vancouver is upping the ante when it comes to the global effort to #BeatPlasticPollution, announcing on May 16 that it is the first city in the world to implement a zero-waste strategy that bans single-use straws, foam cups and take-out containers. … [Read more...]