Oct 22nd, 2018
Illustration from Plastic Ocean: A Film About Microplastics From EurekAlert Microplastics have been found in the human food chain as particles made of polypropylene (PP), polyethylene-terephthalate (PET) and others were detected in human stools, research presented today at the 26th UEG Week in Vienna...
Oct 10th, 2018
These are the top 10 plastic items found during shoreline cleanups across Canada on Sept. 15. (Greenpeace Canada) Recyclability doesn’t seem to help keep trash out of waterways, Greenpeace audit finds By Emily Chung CBC News Much of the plastic trash cleaned up from Canadian shorelines by volun...
Sep 26th, 2018
AWARE News Network We’re saddened to report the passing of Bert Reynolds, a stalwart of the 2009 Stop Dump Site 41 resistance Bert died peacefully on Monday, September 10, 2018 at his home in Penetanguishene, Ontario at the age of 91. Bert is survived by his devoted wife of 37 years, Lin...
Sep 25th, 2018
from the Cheese Guy On Friday 28th of September Celebrate Autumn under the stars! Live music with Hillsdale favourites Vince and Silvia Marcheson plus the Thursday Songwriters Collective. Show starts at 6pm sharp. Hot apple cider will be on the menu along with snacks! Feel free to bring whatever you ...
Sep 16th, 2018
MPP Doug Downey, shown with Karen White, owner of Bridle Tree Farm which hosted the corn roast, and Cindy Mercer of Friends of Simcoe Forests, presents a certificate to honour those who protect our forests. From Friends of Simcoe Forests Saturday September 8 was the Friends of Simcoe Forests 2018 Cor...
Jul 12th, 2018
Infinitum recycling plant in Fetsund, Norway -Guardian photo A bottle deposit hub on the outskirts of Oslo has had a stream of high-level international visitors. Can its success be replicated worldwide? By Matthew Taylor The Guardian Tens of thousands of brightly coloured plastic drinks bottles tumbl...
Jul 4th, 2018
Notice from County of Simcoe Notice of Adoption Simcoe County OPA 2 TAKE NOTICE that the Corporation of the County of Simcoe enacted By-law No. 6754 to adopt Official Plan Amendment No. 2 to the Official Plan for the County of Simcoe on the 26th of June, 2018, pursuant to Section 17 and 21 of [&helli...
Jul 2nd, 2018
In 1960, plastic was found in the stomachs of fewer than 5 % of the world’s seabirds, by 1980, this had jumped to 80 %, now it’s climbing to 100 percent. Seabirds living close to southern Australia, South Africa, and South America are worst affected because the movement of the waves pushes all ...
Jul 1st, 2018
From the Cheese Guy Acoustic Music Jam – BYOI – Bring Your Own Instrument! All are Welcome When: Friday July 6 from 3 to 5 pm Where: The Cheese Guy, 77 Yonge St. S., Elmvale Why: Fundraiser for Friends of Simcoe Forests, donations gratefully accepted....