Toronto launches $3B project to improve water quality in Lake Ontario and city's waterways
This is Toronto's largest and most significant storm water management program.Before, excess wastewater would either rush back up through the sewer system and into people's basements, or it would go into in Lake Ontario. This is a new alternative.
Dec 14, 2019
Supermarkets urged to install water dispensers after a billion plastic bottles sold last year
Plastic bottles, as you know, are sold by millions and sales are still growing. This is one of the reasons eco groups in Britain are urging supermarkets to install water dispensers in their stores. This could be better for the environment and a huge potential for an untapped market.
Nov 24, 2019
Hyatt announces single-use plastic plan that will eliminate mini toiletries
Single-use mini toiletries are to be phased out from Hyattt hotels. In October 2019 California became the first state to ban single use hotel toiletries but apparently there is no rush to implement. Hotel chains have until January 2023 to make the change.
Nov 18, 2019
Drinking water at thousands of Ontario schools, daycares have dangerous lead levels
In the past two years, more than 2,400 Ontario schools and daycares exceeded the current federal guideline for lead in drinking water. This problem is larger than was previously known. Replacing lead pipes is part of the solution but it could take many years to implement. In Meantime a reverse osmosis system installed at the schools is way to solve the problem in the short term.
Nov 5, 2019
Is Canada’s tap water safe? Thousands of test results show high lead levels across the country Lead might be a real threat in Canadian households. There are thousands of lead pipes connecting municipal treatment plants with homes. This aging infrastructure might not be replace for many years. Included in this link there is a tool to understand the lead content by neighbourhood. Enter the first three characters of your postal code below to see the results where you live.
Nov 4, 2019
Familiprix to Stop selling single use plastic bottles
Familiprix to stop selling single-use water bottles of 750 ml or less: In September 2019 Familiprix, a Quebec-based company, announced it will stop selling single-use water bottles of 750ml or less. This is part of a strategy they refer to as an eco-responsible shift. PET or polyethylene terephthalate is the plastic (polymer) bottles are made of. Due to its overuse it went from being a wonder material (more resistant than glass and cheaper to produce and transport) to a dreaded one. It is important to see big retailers taking steps towards phasing it out.
Sep 25, 2019