Water Bottles

A Better Place For Our Plastic Bottles

Elena Murzello | Posted 05.09.2017 | Canada Impact
Elena Murzello

My last few overseas trips have been to Asia and the discrepancy between how recycling is handled here in North America versus other continents is silently alarming. I see the eco-friendly initiatives that hotels offer, from the baseline reuse of towels and linens to recycling bins and paper cups. But is this enough? Am I being a conscious traveller and doing what I can to combat the negative effects of tourism? Soon, I'll be making my way to Cambodia and in my research of Siem Reap, I stumbled upon a great recycling program that addresses some of my concerns.

Pressure Ontario To Stop Giving Our Water Away To Big Business

Mike Schreiner | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Politics
Mike Schreiner

Ontario's Liberal government is giving away our water. The ridiculously low water-taking fee in Ontario only covers 1.2 per cent of the province's total water quality management costs. This means the Liberals are using my -- and your -- tax dollars to subsidize companies to take our water.

Your Reusable Water Bottle Is Filthy

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 08.12.2016 | Canada Living

And it can make you very sick.

Don't Ban Bottled Water, Just Recycle: Industry To Montreal

CP Business | Sidhartha Banerjee | Posted 03.22.2017 | Canada Business

After moving to ban plastic bags by 2018, Mayor Denis Coderre hasn't announced any firm game plan on the bottle issue.

Meet the 13-Year-Old Girl Taking on Bottled Water

Maude Barlow | Posted 10.31.2012 | Canada Impact
Maude Barlow

The success of the Blue Communities project in Ontario can be mainly attributed to Robyn Hamlyn who has met with 18 mayors and councillors. She talks about the environmental impacts of bottled water, the preposterous amount of profit bottled water companies make off communities' lakes and streams and the stricter standards with which tap water is regulated. And the incredible part of this success story is that Hamlyn is only 13 years old.

SavvyMom Roundup: Illegal Chocolates and Online Addictions

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 09.30.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Despite the slow pace that summer brings, there is still a lot of news, entertainment and interesting tidbits to read about. From illegal chocolate eggs to water bottle wallets and internet addictions, here are the things that caught my attention this week.

8 Tips to Go Green When Eating Out

Lisa Borden | Posted 11.18.2011 | Home
Lisa Borden

Before you make a reservation, check out what the restaurant offers in terms of ingredients, menu items and eco-aspects. Ask if they use reusables, including cloth napkins and tablecloths. If you currently frequent establishments that use disposables (plastic cups for condiments and coleslaw), suggest that they switch.