Posts Tagged: plastic

LETTERS: Plastic bags an 'easy feel-good fix'

So politicians can ban merchants from supplying plastic bags for purchases and calling them a single-use bag. How many times is a plastic kitchen waste bag used? I think...

Victoria first BC municipality to adopt plastic bag ban

A bylaw banning plastic bags has been adopted in Victoria, the first local government to do so in British Columbia. The regulations were finalized Thursday following a 7-1 vote...

Montreal's citywide plastic bag ban starts now

Montreal implemented its long-planned ban on plastic bags on Monday, making it the first major Canadian city to do so. The ban covers the distribution of lightweight plastic bags...

Volunteers clear plastic fish-feed bags fouling beaches around Tofino

Volunteers with an environmental advocacy group spent the weekend collecting plastic aquaculture feed bags from Tofino beaches, as the scope of a plastic spill continues to reveal itself. Two...

Groups question why plastic bag spill wasn't reported to public immediately

Hall says the plastic spill has made the task of cleaning up Tofino-area beaches much messier. "Lots of the community are finding out this by walking … Google Alert –...

Plastic bag spill exposes gruesome collage of ocean pollution around Tofino and Ucluelet

She told the Westerly News that she didn't hear back from the Park Reserve, but did hear from locals over social media who had spotted washed up … Google Alert...

VIDEO: Courtenay-Alberni MP demands national strategy for plastic pollution

The spilled containers crashed onto the shores of Tofino, Ucluelet and the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and, according to the NDP MP Johns, … Google Alert – tofino

Surfrider winning war on plastic bags in Tofino

“The Tofino Co-op alone would give out over 76,000 bags per year, that's a lot of plastic that's being saved from landfill, litter, the beach and ocean,” … Google Alert...

Taking on an ocean of plastic garbage, one straw at a time

One of Tofino's abundant upscale eateries, the Wolf in the Fog signed a pledge to a local environmental organization to stop supplying single-use … Google Alert – tofino

Pieces of metal, plastic wash up on beach in Tofino, B.C.

The debris that washed up on a beach near Tofino is believed to be parts of shipping containers that fell off a freighter. Subscribe to CTV News to watch...