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  • “Let’s Talk Transportation of Dangerous Goods”

    As per the Government of Canada there is a White Paper published with respect to: Part 6 (Training) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations The transportation of dangerous goods connects Canadians with the high value goods they use every day. From the gasoline in your car to the pharmaceuticals that keep you healthy, dangerous […]

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  • Nonylphenol Ethoxylates (NPEs)

    As per the Government of Canada (2007), “Nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) are a class of the broader group of compounds known as alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEs). NPEs are high-volume chemicals that have been used for more than 40 years as detergents, emulsifiers, wetting agents and dispersing agents. Nonylphenol polyethoxylate-containing products are used in many sectors, including textile […]

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  • Waste Free Ontario & Building A Circular Economy

    As a result of the statistics that Ontario continues to generate more and more waste each year (Ontario Government, 2017), the Minister of the Environment has introduced a Strategy for a Waste-Free Ontario Building the Circular Economy (Ontario Government, 2017).    A Circular Economy approach aims to look at ‘material streams’ throughout their life cycle and identify ways to […]

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  • Ontario Strengthening Protections for Water Resources

    On June 8, 2017 the MOCEE published a news release in regard to strengthening protection for water resources. As part of the province’s plan to strengthen groundwater protection for future generations, Ontario will be charging water bottling companies an additional $500 fee to take groundwater. “Beginning Aug. 1, 2017, water bottlers will pay $503.71 for […]

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  • Regulatory Cooperation Council 2016 Work Plan Update: Chemicals Management

    Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has published the Regulatory Cooperation Council 2016 Work Plan update on Chemicals Management. This is joint effort on Chemicals Management between ECCC, Health Canada and the US Environmental Protection Agency. Their objectives are to reduce risk to humans and the environment posed by chemicals.  To meet their objectives they […]

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  • Cap & Trade Important Dates & Program Information

    Following are important dates published on MOECC website for facilities that will be participating in the Cap & Trade program (mandatory or opt-in). Key dates for Cap and Trade. Date Description June 1, 2016 Deadline for mandatory participants to submit 2015 emissions July 1, 2016 Cap and Trade Regulation comes into effect July 19, 2016 CITSS […]

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  • Ontario Passes “Landmark” Climate Change Legislation

    On May 18, 2016 the MOECC in ON announced that “Ontario passed landmark climate change legislation that lays a foundation for the province to join the biggest carbon market in North America and ensures that the province is accountable for responsibly and transparently investing proceeds from the cap and trade program into actions that reduce greenhouse […]

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  • The Waste-Free Ontario Act and Strategy

    On June 1, 2016 the MOECC announced that “Ontario has passed the Waste-Free Ontario Act and will be finalizing the draft Strategy for a Waste-Free Ontario: Building the Circular Economy, within three months of the legislation coming into effect.” The MOECC stated that the legislation and strategy would: “Foster innovation in product and packaging design that […]

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