Advancing Environmental Rights & Equity – Reflections on World Environment Day

On the eve of World Environment Day, CELA reflects on the status of a number of federal pieces of legislation that are critical to environmental justice in Canada

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.

Advocacy to Add “Plastic Manufactured Items” to Schedule 1 of Canadian Environmental Protection Act

CELA joins 29 additional organizations in writing to the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson and the Honourable Patty Hajdu calling for adding “Plastic Manufactured Items” to Schedule 1 of CEPA