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.

Proposal for a new regulation for Ellsin Environmental Ltd. to increase tires for thermal treatment

In response to a proposal to exempt a tire waste facility in Sault Ste Marie from the Environmental Assessment Act, CELA together with the Toronto Environmental Alliance, Health and Environment Justice Support, and Citizens' Network on Waste Management have urged…

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)

Advocacy to Add “Plastic Manufactured Items” to Schedule 1 of Canadian Environmental Protection Act

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

Blog: Fiddling with the Constitutional Underpinning of CEPA’s Authority to Control Toxic Substances: A Bad Idea

CELA Counsel Joe Castrilli blogs about problems with current notions being floated in Ottawa, some provinces, and within the petrochemical industry about whether to characterize plastic pollution as "non-toxic" but still regulate it under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.