Plastics Reduction

The Plastic Crisis

The lakes and oceans we depend on are facing a plastic crisis.

In Canada, single-use plastics (such as disposable plastic straws) make up most of the plastic litter found in our water bodies- with up to 57 million plastic straws used and disposed of on a daily basis. According to Kara Cox (2018), Thunder Bay’s shorelines have the two highest abundances of microplastics in Lake Superior, with 10,000-20,000 microplastic particles per square kilometre.

With Canada’s national ban on harmful single-use plastics already on its way, why not start reducing plastic waste in your home, business, or restaurant today? Thankfully, EcoSuperior’s Last Straw Campaign and Plastics Reduction programming are here to help!



The Last Straw

What is the Last Straw Thunder Bay Campaign?

With help of the City of Thunder Bay in 2017, EcoSuperior launched the Last Straw Campaign with a mission to reduce single-use plastic waste in our community. With now over 45 (and counting) local businesses in participation- we have successfully diverted millions of plastic straws from entering landfills and our natural landscapes!



Take Action

Take Action With Us

Interested in joining our Last Straw Thunder Bay Campaign? All local businesses, food services, schools, and more are welcome to participate. All you have to do is register your organization, here. Shortly after, registered individuals will receive:

  1. Guidance on how to implement actions to reduce disposable plastic straw waste
  2. Promotional material to educate customers on their consumption and actions
  3. Opportunities to test plastic straw alternatives
  4. Assistance in evaluating the financial implications of actions and alternatives
  5. Recognition for your efforts!

For more information, please view our infographic below:




Thank You, Thunder Bay.

EcoSuperior extends our gratitude to all of the wonderful restaurants and organizations in our community that have joined in on our campaign so far, and are taking action against plastic pollution. To date, this includes:


 Red Lion Smoke House

In Common


Beau Daddy's Grillhouse

The Growing Season

Oriental Garden

Kangas Sauna

El Tres

Menchie's Frozen Yogurt

Mr. Chinese

Uptown Cut

Prospector Steakhouse

Bean Fiend

Sovereign Room


The Foundry


Bistro One

Sodexo Services

Lot 66


Ling Lee's Chinese Cuisine

Magnus Theatre

Signature Steer Beer


Rose Valley Lodge & Restaurant

Our Low-Waste Store

Did you know that EcoSuperior offers low waste items, such as stainless steel and paper straws for purchase? Click below to see what we have available, while quantities last!

reusable straws kitStainless Steel Straw Bundles


1 straight straw

1 bent straw

1 cleaning brush

*Several sizes & colours available.

Click Here to Purchase 



Aardvark Paper Straws

Aardvark straws are eco-friendly yet durable paper drinking straws manufactured using 100% chemical-free and FDA food-grade approved ink. These straws are perfect for businesses who are interested in making the switch, or for at home, everyday use.

*Various sizes and styles are available in a single box or full case quantities.

Click Here to Purchase 


Other Plastics Projects

PPE Recycling

In the Fall of 2020, EcoSuperior is proud to have piloted a PPE Recycling Program  in

partnership with Green Circle Salons! Over 25 PPE recycling boxes were distributed to participating schools in the region.

: Due to high demand, our PPE Recycling program is now full.

Please stay tuned to our social media for program availability updates. If you

are interested in learning more about this great initiative, please contact our

partners at Green Circle Salons for more information.


Stay tuned for even more exciting updates with our Plastics Reduction programs and for more ways to participate soon!


These projects were undertaken with the financial support of: