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Canada bans microbeads! Another move to tackle plastic pollution...and more needed!

Blog entry by Sarah King, Senior oceans strategist | November 14, 2016

When you google “microbeads,” calls to ban them pop up in the search results even before the trusty Wikipedia definition. That’s because scientific studies and environmental organizations have shone a spotlight on how these tiny,...

Plastic Pollution - Why Coca-Cola bears responsibility

Blog entry by #EndOceanPlastics | May 12, 2017 1 comment

One of the best things about working on Greenpeace’s campaign to end ocean plastics is the chance to have lots of conversations with all sorts of people about the issue. One question that keeps coming up is - what’s the solution and...

We're talking plastic pollution and solutions at the Green Living Show next weekend!

Blog entry by Sarah King, Head of Oceans-Plastics campaign | March 29, 2018

Overwhelmed by images of yet another corner of the world drowning in plastic pollution? Feel like you do your best to avoid throwaway plastic and yet, despite your best efforts, you are challenged to find alternatives? Want to do...

Keeping Zero Plastic Week alive

Blog entry by Sarah King, Oceans campaign coordinator | June 24, 2013 8 comments

Zero Plastic Week has come and gone, and it’s left me feeling mainly inspired but also a bit depressed. Inspired because there is a growing plastic free movement, full of amazing, passionate and dedicated people. Depressed because...

Delivering not-so-festive holiday greetings to Coke Canada’s HQ

Blog entry by Sarah King, Senior oceans strategist | December 7, 2017

As part of a global week of action, Greenpeace Canada activists visited Coca-Cola’s Canadian headquarters to urge Coke’s leadership to give some good will to marine life this holiday season and stop choking our oceans with its...

Greenpeace’s new ‘open’ project & your plastic-free future toolkit!

Blog entry by Sarah King, Head of Oceans-Plastics campaign | April 19, 2018

Earth Day 2018’s theme is to End Plastic Pollution, and Greenpeace Canada is rising to the challenge with the launch of our brand new project that’s a bit different from the way we usually tackle environmental problems. Because...

My week on a plastic beach helping to name and shame its polluters

Blog entry by Sarah King, Senior oceans strategist | October 4, 2017

It was more devastating than I imagined, and that’s saying something considering the descriptions and pictures I’ve been exposed to over the years. The plastic pollution covering Freedom Island in Metro Manila, Philippines is...

G7 charter won’t effectively tackle plastic pollution, but Canada can still act

Blog entry by Farrah Khan, Arctic and plastics campaigner | June 14, 2018 1 comment

Greenpeace activists send G7 leaders a hard-to-miss message one day before the G7 Summit in Charlevoix Quebec. © David Kawai / Greenpeace This past weekend, the G7 announced the creation of a much anticipated Ocean Plastics...

G7 charter won’t effectively tackle plastic pollution, but Canada can still act

Blog entry by Farrah Khan, Arctic and plastics campaigner | June 14, 2018

Greenpeace activists send G7 leaders a hard-to-miss message one day before the G7 Summit in Charlevoix Quebec. © David Kawai / Greenpeace   This past weekend, the G7 announced the creation of a much anticipated Ocean Plastics...

Go plastic free for our oceans

Blog entry by Sarah King, Oceans campaign coordinator | June 8, 2013 2 comments

Have you ever ordered fries at a sit down restaurant and with them came a plastic cup or plastic package with only a tear drop of ketchup? Have you ever noticed that most drinks you order these days, except for our old friends beer and...

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