CELA Counsel Joe Castrilli blogs about problems with current notions being floated in Ottawa, some provinces, and within the petrochemical industry about whether to characterize plastic pollution as "non-toxic" but still regulate it under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.
Environmental, health and clean cosmetics groups ask for immediate reform to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act. The groups are joined by hundreds of concerned citizens in calling on the federal government to fulfil its promise to reform the country’s two-decade old pollution prevention and toxic chemicals law.
CELA Board Member Dr. Miriam Diamond writes about the interconnectedness of climate-damaging greenhouse gas emissions and plastic pollution and the need for both to be tackled by reducing oil and plastic production.
Statement from Environmental Defence, Canadian Environmental Law Association, Citizens' Network on Waste Management, Health and Environment Justice Support, Recycling Council of Ontario, Toronto Environmental Alliance, Waste Watch Ottawa.
Four key recommendations include building retrofits, clean transportation, nature-based climate solutions and protected areas
The need for recovery from the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 task us with a historic responsibility. We can choose to reinvest in the status quo, or we can rebuild better and more safely. The Green Budget Coalition strongly encourages making climate and biodiversity objectives central to Canada's recovery.