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…

Binational Risk Management Strategy on PBDEs

Title: Re: Binational Risk Management Strategy on PBDEs Resource Type: Letter Content: 1190-NGOsubmissiononPBDEs # of Pages: 9 Date authored: May 11, 2018 Publication number: 1190 Author/s: Fe de Leon, Michael Murray and John Jackson Author Organization: CELA

Circular economy framework promotes recycling but fails to prevent contaminants in new products: banned toxic chemicals detected in children’s toys

Title: Circular economy framework promotes recycling but fails to prevent contaminants in new products: banned toxic chemicals detected in children’s toys Resource Type: Report Content: 1177-BannedToxicChemicalsDetected_1 # of Pages: 6 Date authored: February 8, 2018 Publication number: 1177 Author/s: Olga…

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

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 international treaty. Decisions…

Environmental groups on new flame retardant prohibitions: One step forward, still a long way to go

Toronto, ON – New regulations by Environment and Climate Change Canada will broaden restrictions on several toxic flame retardants known to lower children’s IQ. The prohibitions prevent Canadian manufacturers from using PBDEs, or plastics or mixtures containing PBDEs. This move underscores the risk…