Join our team in the community!

We host and participate in a variety of events, from community cleanups, eco-fairs, public presentations and everything in-between. 

Interested in bringing the U of T Trash Team to your next event? Contact us.

Home Waste Audit

Start the new year with our team during our 4-week home waste audit, including 2 webinars (Tues January 11 and Tuesday February 23 at 7 pm).

What are Microplastics?

Have you heard about microplastics but aren’t quite sure what they are? Ever wondered just how large the plastic pollution problem is and what we can do to help? Join Alice (Xia) Zhu as you learn out more about what microplastics are, where they come from, how they impact the environment, and some of the waysContinue reading "What are Microplastics?"

How to do a Home Waste Audit

Overwhelmed by plastic waste? Join the Caitie Ciampaglia and learn how to conduct your own home waste audit to begin your low waste journey. You’ll also learn tips and tricks to get you started so reducing waste doesn’t feel so overwhelming!

How to do a Home Waste Audit

How can we reduce the amount of waste we produce? Joinus for a presentation on waste! We will be discussing thedifferent kinds of waste and practical ways to audit thewaste in your own home. Presentation by Anusha Srinivasan.

Let’s Talk Lake Ontario

Learn about the state of the lake & what communities can do to improve the health of the lake. Presentation by Cassandra Sherlock. 

Conservation Conversations

Trash in our waterways continues to be a big problem globally. Join Cassandra Sherlock for a conversation about how our trash impacts ecosystems, her research on microplastics and what you can do to help.

Earth Day Panel at KSR

Online Toronto, Ontario

Learn about research and on-the-ground work done by U of T and KSR personnel. Presentation on U of T Trash Team's waste literacy programs by Susan Debreceni.

Earth Day Celebration

In celebration of Earth Day, join our team for eco-friendly activities and tips on how to be more sustainable. Presentation by Su’aad Juman-Yassin and Marcia Pedroza.

Science Rendezvous

Learn about plastics and how to identify microplastics. Interactive activities with Hayley McIlwraith, Marcia Pedroza and Jan Bikker.

Tagging Trash in Lake Ontario

Have you seen the special orange water bottles floating around the Toronto Harbour? The University of Toronto Trash Team is studying GPS-tracked water bottles into the harbour to uncover where trash ends up along our waterfront and lake. This helps to find better solutions to our litter problem. Learn about our Fighting Floatables initiative that examines theContinue reading "Tagging Trash in Lake Ontario"

Plastic Pollution, Toxicity, and Policy Change

A public dialogue between activists, scholars, scientists, and policy experts tackling the issues at the forefront of plastics pollution policy. The panel will focus on activating resistance to mechanisms of petro-chemical pollution affecting human health and ecosystems. The known and unknown effects of plastic as a matrix for chemical accumulation, the dangers of its circulationContinue reading "Plastic Pollution, Toxicity, and Policy Change"