Government responses were received in response to the petition submitted to the Office of the Auditor General of Canada from multiple NGOs.
Transparency requirements on chemicals in plastics will support the effectiveness of the Plastic Treaty
NGOs are calling on countries to ensure the Plastic Treaty includes ambitious, binding and harmonized requirements for transparency of information on chemicals in plastics.
Canada-wide Rules to Strengthen Labelling for Recycling and Composting and Addressing Impacts of Toxic Additives 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.
Proposed Administrative Penalties Regulation under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act
Response to ERO 019-0045: The proposed administrative penalties regulation under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act
Petition: How protective and how transparent is the Canadian government response to the Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Class of ‘Forever Chemicals’ in water, products, and waste?
Petition submitted to the Office of the Auditor General of Canada from multiple NGOs.
Media Release: New Blue Box program put business interests ahead of protecting the environment
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.