Category: Press Releases

Surfrider Disappointed in Court Decision, Calls for BC Leadership on Single-Use Plastic Regulations

For immediate release July 11th, 2019 (British Columbia) - While today’s decision of the B.C. Court of Appeal is disappointing, it presents a call for provincial and federal action on plastic waste and plastic pollution. To date, seven municipalities in B.C. have written and implemented their own laws on plastic check-out bags. This growing patchwork of municipal laws across the province will only cause confusion.  As the Court of Appeal…

Surfrider Foundation Urges the Federal Government to end the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project

Surfrider Foundation urges the federal government to end the Trans Mountain Pipeline project as another commitment to solving the climate emergency, announced on June 17th, 2019. British Columbia - In conjunction with the federal government’s announcement to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021 and conduct scientific research on plastic through the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, the need to transition from fossil fuels to renewables is critical. According to Lilly…

Statement from Surfrider Canada on the State of Recycling and Single-Use Plastics

STATEMENT FROM SURFRIDER FOUNDATION CANADA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: May 9, 2019 What’s Happening? Surfrider Foundation Canada is making a statement on the current condition of the recycling industry and single-use plastics in Canada as well as the recent declaration from Encorp Pacific (Canada) about their Bottle Depot Return-It Centre, claims that of May 13th, their Victoria and Saanich locations will no longer be accepting “all Blue Box material, Plastic…