Coca-Cola backs Scottish deposit return on plastic bottles. Will it do the same in Ontario?

Feb 28, 2017 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

That’s the question after the beverage company recently announced its support for a deposit return program in Scotland. The Association for the Protection of…Read More


Higher fees for water bottlers: a good step, but more is needed

Jan 18, 2017 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

Last fall, the bottled water industry in Ontario came under fire, in part because of the outrageously low fees they pay to extract the province’s…Read More


10,000 (tonne) reasons why Ontario needs a deposit on plastic bottles

Jan 06, 2017 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

How much plastic pollution do you think is in the Great Lakes? The numbers may shock you. Nearly 80 per cent of the litter…Read More


Ontario says “NO” to water bottling giant

Dec 02, 2016 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

Today the Ontario government denied Nestlé’s request to test the water at their newly purchased Middlebrook well in the township of Centre Wellington. Earlier…Read More


Environmental Victories: Safeguarding Canada’s Freshwater

Nov 04, 2016 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Blue Flag, Great Lakes

With winter nearing, it’s a good time to look back at what we’ve achieved together this past year. And what a busy year it’s…Read More


More than a drop in the bucket: Ontario proposes new rules for water bottlers

Oct 20, 2016 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

Over the past couple of months, the bottled water industry in Ontario has been under fire. This week, the government announced it is taking…Read More


Water for sale: Why Ontario needs to change the rules for water bottlers

Oct 04, 2016 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

Bottled water has been a hot topic in Ontario lately. In response, Premier Kathleen Wynne has tasked Environment Minister Glen Murray with reviewing the…Read More


New video turns Lake Erie algal blooms into a slime monster

Aug 02, 2016 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

Ghostbusters may be back on the big screen, but this summer, the biggest, meanest, slimiest monster can be found on Lake Erie. Today, we…Read More


Summer algal blooms are the new normal for Lake Erie

Jul 11, 2016 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

Last week, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced their 2016 algal bloom forecast for Lake Erie. Experts say 2016 will be a…Read More


Blue Flags coast-to-coast: Summer is almost here

May 19, 2016 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Blue Flag

  With longer days, and warmer weather, Canadians are daydreaming about that perfect beach vacation, or much-anticipated boating adventure. And we have some good…Read More