Acting on Plastic Waste and Packaging – What All Levels of Government Should Consider First

Fé de Leon and Olga Speranskaya, from CELA and HEJSupport, give their view of how plastic waste and packaging could be better managed through extended producer responsibility and a toxic-free circular economy.

Ontario–Recycling is the Last Resort

Joint statement from environmental and civil society groups that sets expectations for forthcoming regulation under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act to address Ontario’s packaging, paper, and packaging-like products (PPPP) waste.

Transitioning the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste Program to Full Extended Producer Responsibility

7 environmental NGOs submit their recommendations to the MOECP regarding hazardous waste.

Concerns about Consultation Requirements in Changes to Environmental Assessment Act

Twelve environmental groups (including CELA) file joint letter to Ontario's Environment Minister raising concerns about lack of public notice/comment opportunities in relation to the Environmental Assessment Act changes proposed in Bill 197, the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act.

Lack of Progress on Chemicals of Mutual Concern of the GLWQA

John Jackson, Co-chair of the Toxics Free Great Lakes Binational Network, urges the Committee to address the issues that have lead to delays in implementing Annex 3 of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, which deals with Chemicals of Mutual Concern.