May 14, 2020
By Zoomer Radio
Libby Znaimer is joined by Jeff Yurek, Ontario’s Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks.
The pandemic has been forcing us to stay at home as much as possible, but that doesn’t mean that littering on our streets and in our parks has gone down by much. In fact, you may have seen a used mask or an abandoned pair of used disposable gloves on your way to the grocery store. That’s just one example of what we’re seeing more of during this health crisis. In a press release sent out earlier this week, Minister Yurek outlined Ontario’s commitment to working with communities to organize litter clean-up days (when this is all over of course) and called on residents to opt for purchasing products that have less packaging and packing our foods in reusable containers. The Minister joins us to provide more details on what the province is doing to ensure that our nature and streets don’t become the latest spaces to suffer the carnage that comes with this virus.