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
Petition submitted to the Office of the Auditor General of Canada from multiple NGOs.
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.
In response to a proposal to exempt a tire waste facility in Sault Ste Marie from the Environmental Assessment Act, CELA together with the Toronto Environmental Alliance, Health and Environment Justice Support, and Citizens' Network on Waste Management have urged…