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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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  • Regulation Decision Notice related to EBR Post # 012-4549

    The MOECC has made a Regulation Decision Notice related to EBR Post # 012-4549 that came into effect January 1, 2016. “The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change filed amendments to the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Regulation (O.Reg. 452/09) in December 2015 that will come into force on January 1, 2016 (see regulation & […]

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  • Ontario Approves Source Protection Plan for the Grand River Watershed

    On December 3, 2015, the Ministry of the Environment & Climate Change published a News Release that Ontario has Approved the Source Protection Plan for the Grand River Watershed area in south-central Ontario. “The source protection plan, developed by the local municipalities and the Lake Erie Region source protection committee, will take effect July 1, […]

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