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Friends of the Earth Canada national poll finds majority of Canadians do not trust Flushable Wipes manufacturers’ claims

June 3, 2019, Ottawa – As leaders from the Canadian wastewater management sector gather in Ottawa to discuss issues like plastics in water and the impacts and costs associated with ... Read More

Flushable wipes are NOT flushable

Flushable wipes are NOT flushable I started research for this new campaign by looking at plastic pollution in our waterways. Especially in spring, I’m sure you see what I do – a huge assortment of ... Read More

Health Canada rejects bid for an independent review of Roundup

There is something wrong with Canada’s regulation of pesticides. A year and a half ago Friends of the Earth filed what’s called a Notice of Objection questioning Health Canada decision ... Read More

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Breaking News – Canada’s Competition Bureau inquiry underway on “flushable” wipes

Breaking News – Canada’s Competition Bureau inquiry underway on “flushable” wipes August 28, 2019 (Ottawa) – Friends of the Earth is pleased with the news that Canada’s Competition Bureau has started an inquiry on alleged false and misleading advertising on 23 ... Read More

Supporting the ratification of the Basel Ban Amendment

Hon. Catherine McKenna, Minister Environment and Climate Change Canada Ottawa July 17, 2019 Dear Minister McKenna, With this letter, we the undersigned call on you and the Canadian government to ... Read More

Good news for Canadian bees, other pollinators and gardeners – major garden centres shut down use of neonic pesticides

Good news for Canadian bees, other pollinators and gardeners – major garden centres shut down use of neonic pesticides June 12, 2019 (OTTAWA) – A Friends of the Earth Canada survey has revealed a major victory for bees and pollinators. Canada’s big box stores are reporting they have almost ... Read More

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