Outreach: UofT Trash Team

Our lab is committed to translating science beyond academia to increase scientific and environmental literacy. We engage with the public at community events or public spaces, we visit  schools, we talk to the media, and we work with local, national and international stakeholders to increase waste literacy and facilitate the use of scientific evidence in the decision-making process. We have dubbed ourselves the ‘UofT Trash Team’.


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Our Mission: 1) Connect people and increase literacy concerning material   consumption and waste with fun, creative and practical actions. 2) Use education, public outreach and scientific research to deliver evidence-based solutions to decrease solid waste and promote a circular economy.

Our Vision: We envision a fun and engaged waste-literate community where citizens are actively working to protect people, wildlife and the planet through the intersection of science, policy, community engagement and innovation that promote zero-waste lifestyles.

Upcoming Events:

September 30th, 2018 – Come try our educational activities and help with a clean-up for International Coastal Cleanup month at TRCA’s Salmon Fest

May, 2019 – Annual #CleanUpTheDon event in collaboration with TRCA’s Paddle the Don.

Read our blog posts from our annual #CleanUpTheDon event in collaboration with TRCA and our BoomDive on Don River.