Applause for Canada’s Release of Final Regulations to Ban Six Single-Use Plastics

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Well done Canada and Ministers Duclos and Guilbeault! In the face of stiff industry resistance, Canada has published final regulations to prohibit single-use plastics that, to-date, have been buried, burned or dumped after only a few minutes of use. These include: checkout bags; cutlery; foodservice ware made from or containing problematic plastics that are hard

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Leave plastic where it belongs – in the tar sands (Beatrice Olivastri in The Georgia Straight)

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By Beatrice Olivastri in The Georgia Straight  |  January 21, 2022 Canada has just delivered its draft regulations to ban single-use plastics. That’s something to celebrate. Scientists have identified six plastic products most commonly found in Canadian litter: plastic checkout bags, stir sticks, six-pack rings, cutlery, straws, and food-service ware made from problematic plastics. Many

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Leave raw material for plastic where it belongs — in the ground (Beatrice Olivastri in The Star)

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By Beatrice Olivastri in The Toronto Star  |  January 17, 2022 Canada’s draft regulations banning single-use plastics are worth celebrating. But a loophole would allow manufacturing for export to continue. In December, Canada delivered draft regulations to ban single-use plastics. That’s something to celebrate. Scientists have identified six plastic products most commonly found in Canadian litter:

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At last, Canada makes good on promise to ban single-use plastic

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It’s taken an enormous amount of work to arrive at the announcement of draft regulations to ban six single-use plastic products.  For that work, we say thank you to former ECCC Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, current ECCC Minister Steven Guilbeault, their staff and ECCC scientists.  This is an important step towards limiting plastic pollution that pervades the oceans, our rivers

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Canadians Say Politicians Need to Tackle Plastics Pollution

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October 1, 2019, Ottawa – Half way through the federal election, Friends of the Earth Canada has a message for Canadian politicians.  The electorate wants action to stop plastics pollution: 86% of Canadians want you to take more action on plastics as a way of reducing climate harmful greenhouse gases. And 8 out 10 Canadians

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Environmental Groups Call for Seafood Industry Boycott of AquaBounty’s Salmon Eggs to Prevent Mix-Ups at Fish Farms

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Caution needed to prevent accidental GM salmon production in ocean net-pens Thursday, September 12, 2019. Halifax. Ahead of the Canadian Seafood Show, September 25-26 in Montreal, Canadian and U.S. environmental groups (1) are calling on the aquaculture and seafood industry to boycott AquaBounty’s Atlantic salmon eggs in order to eliminate the risk of any accidental

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Breaking News – Canada’s Competition Bureau inquiry underway on “flushable” wipes

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August 28, 2019 (Ottawa) – Friends of the Earth is pleased with the news that Canada’s Competition Bureau has started an inquiry on alleged false and misleading advertising on 23 so-called “flushable” wipes. With regard to the Section 9 application filed with the Competition Bureau of Canada by six applicants supported by Friends of the

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Supporting the ratification of the Basel Ban Amendment

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Hon. Catherine McKenna, Minister Environment and Climate Change Canada Ottawa July 17, 2019 Dear Minister McKenna, With this letter, we the undersigned call on you and the Canadian government to support the ratification of the Basel Ban Amendment, which prohibits developed countries like Canada from exporting their hazardous wastes to developing countries. The amendment is

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Friends of the Earth Canada national poll finds majority of Canadians do not trust Flushable Wipes manufacturers’ claims

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June 3, 2019, Ottawa – As leaders from the Canadian wastewater management sector gather in Ottawa to discuss issues like plastics in water and the impacts and costs associated with “flushable” wipes on municipal sewer systems operations and reliability, Friends of the Earth is releasing its new poll on flushable wipes. With municipal expenditures to

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