Blog posted by Peter Hillson, Law intern, Canadian Environmental Law Association
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
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.
Ten Canadian environmental organizations have written to Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson urging Canada to support a Global Plastics Agreement at the UN Environment Assembly in February, 2022.
Upcoming binational webinar discussing plastic pollution in the Great Lakes basin.
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