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.

Science Rendezvous

Microplastic Scientist for a Day! Participants will explore and learn about the sources and fate of microplastics in our watershed and explore potential solutions to plastic pollution. Learn how researchers inContinue reading "Science Rendezvous"

Sea(Bin) Dive!

Marina Quay West 539 Queens Quay West, Toronto, Ontario

Join PortsToronto and the U of T Trash Team for a free (Sea)Bin Dive at Marina Quay West! Since 2019, the Toronto Harbour has been home to trash trapping devices called Seabins that work to divert tens of thousands of pieces of small plastic from Lake Ontario each year. These floating waste bins act likeContinue reading "Sea(Bin) Dive!"

The International Trash Trap Network Workshop: West Africa

Globally, the contamination of plastic waste in freshwater and marine ecosystems is increasing. We estimate that roughly 30 million tonnes of plastic waste entered aquatic ecosystems in 2020. If we continue business as usual, this number may increase as much as three-fold by 2030. There is no time to waste, and we all must doContinue reading "The International Trash Trap Network Workshop: West Africa"

Home Waste Audit

Start off the new year with the University of Toronto Trash Team! It's the start of a new year, are you wondering how you can increase your waste literacy and circularity? Back by popular demand, you can join the University of Toronto Trash Team's Home Waste Audit and challenge yourself to reduce your waste asContinue reading "Home Waste Audit"