NGOs are calling on countries to ensure the Plastic Treaty includes ambitious, binding and harmonized requirements for transparency of information on chemicals in plastics.
Tag: waste management
Proposed Administrative Penalties Regulation under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act
Response to ERO 019-0045: The proposed administrative penalties regulation under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act
Media Release: New Blue Box program put business interests ahead of protecting the environment
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.
Friends of Simcoe Forest – Divisional Court Decision
The Friends of Simcoe Forests Inc (FSF), won a major court challenge against the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing last week.
Global Plastics Agreement
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.
Amendments to the Transition Operating Agreement between the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks and Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority
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)