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Canada just announced that they would ban single use plastics by 2021. For those of us concerned with the amount of plastic in our oceans and parks, this is great news and also long overdue. However, I can't help but feel it rings of green washing, especially since we are 6 months from an election. The plastic waste situation is massive; global and destructive and overwhelming in its scope. We are literally drowning in existing plastic. It clogs our waterways, oceans

We've all been there. That moment of sheer panic when we realize we are witnessing something spectacular: the first step of a child, that perfect sunset, or the off chance meeting of a celebrity and NO! Our smart phone is full. No more storage left. No more images can be taken. We desperately try to delete an image or two to make space but how do we choose? Time to ruthlessly edit your photos and get your house in order.

Recycling doesn't work. The world is inundated with tons of plastic waste that we can't reuse because the companies that make products decided that convenience outweighed the needs of the planet. The Loop system, introduced by Terracycle at the World Economic Forum hopes to change that by encouraging consumers to order their favourite products online in reusable containers and then send them back to the manufacturer, aka, the Milkman. But will it really work?