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...]

Tell Greater Moncton you want a plastic bag ban!

Time to speak up for the health of our oceans and wildlife! Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview are asking residents to participate in a short survey as the municipalities consider a region-wide ban on single-use plastic bags. “We’re taking it to … [Read more...]

Most plastic waste in Canada leads back to these 5 companies

From wrinkled, old Tim Hortons coffee cups to crumpled candy wrappers, mangled Pepsi bottles and empty, waterworn cigarette packs — we’ve all noticed the glint of iconic logos mixed among the grass, half-buried in the sand and rocks at the beach, or … [Read more...]

Statement on Prime Minister Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle

Attention News Editors: Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, issued the following statement with regards to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle today: “We congratulate the Hon. Dominic LeBlanc (MP — Beauséjour) as he moves from … [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...]

EcoNews — A guided tour to greener living, how you can help our local bees, and great events to fill your June calendar

In this edition of EcoNews, we invite you to join us for an historic film on controversial spraying in New Brunswick's forests; we offer you a free passport to a low-carbon future with our upcoming N.B. EcoHomes tour; share a win-win opportunity for … [Read more...]