NGOs are calling on countries to ensure the Plastic Treaty includes ambitious, binding and harmonized requirements for transparency of information on chemicals in plastics.
CELA joins NGOs to respond to federal consultation papers entitled: “Towards Canada-wide rules to strengthen recycling and composting of plastics through accurate labelling” and “A proposed federal plastics registry for producers of plastic products" HEJSupport and CELA followed up with supplementary comments highlighting the need to address toxics in plastics in Canada.
Response to ERO 019-0045: The proposed administrative penalties regulation under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act
Today, Minister Yurek announced changes to Ontario’s Blue Box recycling program. Unfortunately, this long-awaited shift of responsibility for Blue Box recycling from municipalities to the businesses who make, use and sell packaging will do little to reduce plastic pollution. Known as “extended producer responsibility,” the announcement signals that the new rules are light on measures to reduce plastics that end up in landfills, incinerators and the natural environment.
CELA support the passing of Bill C-230: An Act Respecting the Development of a National Strategy to Redress Environmental Racism as opportunity for the government to address the inequities facing vulnerable communities, particularly racialized communities facing harm from environmental pollution and polluting practices by ensuring remedies are integrated effectively into existing environmental legislation or passing additional legislation and policies.
HEJSupport, Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) and Women’s Healthy Environments Network (WHEN) prepared a submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Toxics for his future report on the lifecycle of plastics and human rights. This submission is focused on the implications…