Canada – GBRI
 

Since almost four years now, grocery stores in Canada have been tackling the problem of food waste and preventing food from ending up in landfills through the unique Flashfood app which makes it easier for shoppers to buy soon-to-expire food at a discount. Earlier, the app was limited to a few locations in the Greater […]

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Towards the mid of 2019, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that the country would ban single-use plastics for good. Now it seems that the ban would soon be in place. Around eight months ago, Trudeau launched a scientific assessment, required by the Canadian Environmental Protection Act in order to implement such a ban, and […]

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Disposable coffee cups are bad news for the environment, and despite people being aware of this fact, big cities continue to use them unabashedly. However, two women from the Canadian city of Victoria, British Columbia, decided that enough is enough, and launched the Nulla Project, a reusable cup program that aims to eliminate the 13,000 […]

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Fifteen kids from across Canada, aged 10 to 19, are suing the federal government over climate change, claiming Ottawa’s role in worsening the climate crisis violates their fundamental rights. The Canadian kids stood on the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery to announce that they had filed suit against the Canadian government for violating their constitutional right to […]

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A six year long dispute between Canada and Philippines has finally come to an end with the former agreeing to bear the cost of bringing 69 shipping containers laden with household garbage back to the Vancouver port. The containers had been shipped to Philippines nearly six years ago wrongly labeled as plastic trash. “This is […]

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Thousands of people have been forced to evacuate after heavy flooding in the Canadian provinces of Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick. As the floodwaters continued to rise amid heavy rains, Montreal and Ottawa declared states of emergency. Many environmentalists and leading government officials are linking the severe flooding event to climate change. “This flooding is happening […]

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With the aim of reducing the use of single-use packaging, Canadian supermarket chain Metro has announced that it will allow its customers in Quebec to bring reusable containers from home for items such as meat, seafood, deli products, and prepared foods. However, there are a few rules that the staff and the customers are required to […]

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According to a shocking new study, more than half of the food produced in Canada is wasted, most of which ends up in landfills. However, a major chunk of that food waste comes from industrial producers and not households. The study confirms that while consumers are part of the problem (of food waste), the actual problem […]

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