Plastic microbeads, tiny pieces of plastic typically smaller than 1mm in diameter, are added by cosmetic companies to personal care productssuch as facial and body scrubs and toothpastes, to be used as exfoliants.
The American eel was once the dominant fish species in the Ottawa River. In the past 40 years, it has declined by 90% and, along with it, so has the appreciation for its rich historical, ecological and cultural values within the watershed.
Since 2014, Ottawa Riverkeeper has been working to have triclosan banned from Canadian products.
Ottawa Riverkeeper has deep concerns over the proposed nuclear waste disposal facility near Chalk River.
Ottawa Riverkeeper is happy to report that TransCanada's application for the Energy East pipeline, which we deemed incomplete, will not be moving forward.