Government responses were received in response to the petition submitted to the Office of the Auditor General of Canada from multiple NGOs.
Transparency requirements on chemicals in plastics will support the effectiveness of the Plastic Treaty
NGOs are calling on countries to ensure the Plastic Treaty includes ambitious, binding and harmonized requirements for transparency of information on chemicals in plastics.
Canada-wide Rules to Strengthen Labelling for Recycling and Composting and Addressing Impacts of Toxic Additives in Plastics
CELA joins NGOs to respond to federal consultation papers entitled: “Towards Canada-wide rules to strengthen recycling and composting of plastics through accurate labelling” and “A proposed federal plastics registry for producers of plastic products" HEJSupport and CELA followed up with supplementary comments highlighting the need to address toxics in plastics in Canada.
Petition Calling for Examination of Federal Asbestos Regulation and Asbestos Cement Pipes
CELA and Prevent Cancer Now submitted a petition to the Federal Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development to seek a response from Environment and Climate Change Canada, Health Canada, and other federal departments that address asbestos waste. The purpose of this petition is to examine whether harm to Canadian health is effectively prevented under the current regulation of asbestos and cement pipes containing asbestos.
Call to Action to end Plastic Pollution
CELA along with over 52 other groups across Canada signed on to a letter demanding that the federal government eliminate unnecessary single-use plastics by the end of the decade along with eliminating the use of harmful additives and toxic substances used in plastics and make refillable and reusable packaging and containers more affordable and accessible across the country as part of a comprehensive plastic strategy
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