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.
The Friends of Simcoe Forests Inc (FSF), won a major court challenge against the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing last week.
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.
This joint statement is a response to proposed amendments to the operating agreement between the Minister of Environment, Conservation, and Parks and Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (ERO 019-2886)
Court File No. 445/20 ONTARIO SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE (Divisional Court) B E T W E E N: FRIENDS OF SIMCOE FORESTS INC. Applicant - and - MINISTER OF MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS AND HOUSING, LOCAL PLANNING APPEAL TRIBUNAL, CORPORATION OF THE…
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