Nestlé Makes Billions Bottling Water It Pays Nearly Nothing For

The company’s operation in Michigan reveals how it’s dominated the industry by going into economically depressed areas with lax water laws. In rural Mecosta County, Mich., sits a near-windowless facility with a footprint about the size of Buckingham Palace. It’s just one of Nestlé’s roughly 100 bottled water factories in 34 countries around the world.…

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KAIROS Reconciliation in the Watershed Workshop – October 28th 2017

This fall, KAIROS Canada, with generous support from the Echo Foundation, will hold a series of Reconciliation in the Watershed workshops with local hosts across Canada. The KAIROS Reconciliation in the Watershed Program aims to increase the number and diversity of Canadians who are knowledgeable about their immediate watershed, able to identify issues related to…

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Sea salt around the world is contaminated by plastic, studies show

Sea salt around the world has been contaminated by plastic pollution, adding to experts’ fears that microplastics are becoming ubiquitous in the environment and finding their way into the food chain via the salt in our diets. Following this week’s revelations in the Guardian about levels of plastic contamination in tap water, new studies have…

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Plastic pollution risks ‘near permanent contamination of natural environment’

Humans have produced 8.3bn tonnes of plastic since the 1950s with the majority ending up in landfill or polluting the world’s continents and oceans, according to a new report. The first global analysis of all mass–produced plastics has found that it has outstripped most other man-made materials, threatening a “near permanent contamination of the natural…

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Next steps to Grow the Greenbelt? See the “Co-ordinated Land Use Planning Review”

“The Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH), the Greenbelt Plan, the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and the Niagara Escarpment Plan are four provincial land use plans that work together to manage growth, build complete communities, curb sprawl and protect the natural environment. These plans support agriculture and promote economic development in Ontario’s…

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