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.
CELA along with over 52 other groups across Canada signed on to a letter demanding that the federal government eliminate unnecessary single-use plastics by the end of the decade along with eliminating the use of harmful additives and toxic substances used in plastics and make refillable and reusable packaging and containers more affordable and accessible across the country as part of a comprehensive plastic strategy
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.
This joint statement is a response to proposed amendments to the operating agreement between the Minister of Environment, Conservation, and Parks and Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (ERO 019-2886)