Canada and Turkey risk being dumping ground for plastic waste - Compliance to Basel Convention amendments on plastics and “no consensus” under OECD Working Group key contributing factors
CELA and 6 other organizations have written letters to the Ministry and Minister of Environment, Conservation, and Parks (MOECP) regarding coming changes to recycling in Ontario.
CELA and HEJSupport are pleased that Canada decided to withdraw its exemption on recycling articles the include 4 fire retardant polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), known to be associated with serious adverse health effects.
Consultations regarding changes to paper recycling in Ontario do not include key environmental organizations. This letter to the Minister of the Environment, Conservation, and Parks (MOECP) asks for a meeting to discuss the changes.
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.
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…