Canada is Urged to Stop the Recycling of Products with Globally Banned Toxic Flame Retardants: Groups Seek Greater Protection to the Environment and Health

Download the Media Release here: Press Release - Recycling Exemption January 29 2020 Ottawa, Canada – Only a small group of countries continues taking advantage of a loophole in the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) that allow banned…

It is time to end toxic recycling: Canadian global position to abandon recycling exemption needed for a safe circular economy

Posted by Olga Speranskaya and Fe de Leon, Health and Environment Justice Support (HEJ Support) and Canadian Environmental Law Association on April 30, 2019 Health and Environment Justice Support (HEJSupport) and Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) have appealed to Environment and Climate Change…

Withdrawing the Stockholm Convention recycling exemptions for TetraBDE, PentaBDE, HexaBDE and HeptaBDE

Title: Withdrawing the Stockholm Convention recycling exemptions for TetraBDE, PentaBDE, HexaBDE and HeptaBDE Resource Type: Letter Content: 1260-CanadaPBDEToxicRecyling # of Pages: 4 Date authored: April 16, 2019 Publication number: 1260 Author/s: Olga Speranskaya & Fe de Leon Author Organization: Health…

Toxic Chemicals Found in Canadian Toys & Consumer Products Made of Recycled Plastics: Health and Environmental groups urge immediate action by Canada to withdraw recycling exemption for toxic flame retardants under the Stockholm Convention

Apr 16 2019 Ottawa, Canada - A recent analysis of consumer products sold in Canada made from recycled plastics has revealed toxic flame-retardant contamination in some hair accessories, children's toys, and other plastic products. Canada is one of the few countries…

ENGO Comments on Framework for Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment and Batteries

Title: ENGO Comments on Framework for Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment and Batteries Resource Type: Response to Consultation Content: 1246-ENGO comments - Framework for WEEE and Battery regulations # of Pages: 7 Date authored: February 20, 2019 Publication number: 1246…

Canadian position at international chemicals meeting ignores consumer product contamination problems; is at odds with public health protection

Apr 28 2017 Toronto, CANADA – The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) is concerned that the federal government’s stated commitment for a global phase-out of two highly toxic chemicals is undermined by its support for a recycling exemption in an…