Canada has joined a global coalition of countries pushing for a proposed international treaty to tackle the world's plastic pollution crisis. Led by Norway and Rwanda, the group of 20 countries will push for rules to reduce plastic production and eliminate plastic pollution by 2040.
Emissions of over 40 highly toxic chemicals in Ontario, Alberta and Quebec have significantly increased in recent decades, potentially exposing millions of Canadians to harmful groundwater and air pollution, a new analysis shows.
A toxic chemical commonly used in plastic products and sunscreen could soon be banned under international law following a landmark UN decision that lays the groundwork for stricter rules on microplastic and other plastic pollution.
Chemical companies have produced more chemicals — including plastics — than the planet can safely sustain without potentially crossing a planetary boundary and causing irreversible harm to the environment or human health, says a team of international researchers.
Canada has one of the world's most wasteful economies when it comes to recycling and reusing commodities like plastic, metal, and energy, a new report commissioned by Environment and Climate Change Canada has found.
Plastic production is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions and is growing rapidly as demand soars worldwide. If nothing is done, analysts predict it will account for about 13 per cent of the world's remaining carbon budget by 2050.