Plastics industry says its products are not ‘toxic’, urges feds to rethink
Single-use plastic items will be banned because they are both harmful to the environment and difficult to recycle.
Straws, stir sticks, bags first targets of nationwide plastics ban
OTTAWA — Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says six single-use…
Regulating e-cigarette advertising key to address youth vaping
Student use has more than tripled in just four years; regulations come into effect Aug. 7.
Environment Canada to release science review backing plastics ban
An audit found less than 10% of the plastic products used in Canada are recycled.
Pork, beef exports to China to resume after five-month suspension
China still bans the import of Canadian canola seed, alleging contamination; that dispute has gone to the WTO.
California bans hotels from using tiny plastic bottles
Takes effect in 2023 for hotels with more than 50 rooms and 2024 for hotels with less than 50 rooms.
Manitoba premier promises plastic bag ban in second term
Will begin consultations with the private sector on ways to eliminate their use.
Federal oil tanker ban bill defeated in Senate, but legislation not dead
Bill would put into a law a voluntary moratorium on tanker traffic off BC’s north coast.
Montreal wants to ban single use plastics, polystyrene foam containers
Will hold consultations on the bylaw and move slowly to help businesses transition.
Canada bans use of trans fats in food products
Takes aim at partially hydrogenated oil, the main source of industrially produced trans fats.
States aim to stop internet release of 3D printed gun plans
Nineteen states and the District of Columbia secured a restraining order to stop that process; now they want to make it permanent.
Plastic will pile up in wake of China recycling ban: study
Countries might be stuck with more than 110 million tonnes of plastic by 2030.
Canada will push G7 partners to sign no plastics pledge to save the oceans
That could include creating a plastics charter or a zero waste goal: McKenna.
Talks on airplane laptop ban end with no ban, more talks
The proposed electronics ban would create logistical chaos on the world’s busiest air travel corridor.