Addressing toxic substances, Circular Framework and Life Cycle Approach for Plastics: Response to Draft Science Assessment of Plastic Pollution

CELA, Citizens' Network on Waste Management, and Health and Environment Justice Support (HEJSupport) argue in favour of designating plastic as toxic, as well as other measures that would strengthen environmental protection and disclosure requirements around plastic production and use.

Canada is Urged to Stop the Recycling of Products with Globally Banned Toxic Flame Retardants: Groups Seek Greater Protection to the Environment and Health

Download the Media Release here: Press Release - Recycling Exemption January 29 2020 Ottawa, Canada – Only a small group of countries continues taking advantage of a loophole in the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) that allow banned…

Scoping Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Releases from the Recycling of Paper and Textiles and their Implications for the Great Lakes-St Lawrence River Ecosystem:

Identifying Opportunities to Address Toxicity of Products in a Circular Economy Report-PFAS-Sept-2019

Basel Ban Amendment prohibiting exports of hazardous wastes

Title: Basel Ban Amendment prohibiting exports of hazardous wastes Resource Type: Letter Content: Letter-to-Minister-McKenna-17-July-2019 # of Pages: 3 Date authored: July 17, 2019 Author/s: Kathleen Ruff, Theresa McClenaghan, Jim Puckett, Tadeese Amera, Sarah King, Beatrice Olivastri & Heather Marshall Author…

Incorporating Basel Convention plastics amendments into the OECD Decision

Title: Re: Incorporating Basel Convention plastics amendments into the OECD Decision Resource Type: Letter Content: L-Incorp-Basel-Conv-plastics-amendmts-OECD-Decision # of Pages: 3 Date authored: July 3, 2019 Publication number: 1285 Author/s: Kathleen Ruff, Theresa McClenaghan, Sarah King, Jim Puckett, Tadesse Amera Author…

It is time to end toxic recycling: Canadian global position to abandon recycling exemption needed for a safe circular economy

Posted by Olga Speranskaya and Fe de Leon, Health and Environment Justice Support (HEJ Support) and Canadian Environmental Law Association on April 30, 2019 Health and Environment Justice Support (HEJSupport) and Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) have appealed to Environment and Climate Change…