The government of Canada has officially stated that it will be adding plastics and plastics manufactured products to the toxic substances list (Schedule 1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA).
These Regulatory changes:
What VSI Members Can Do to Help
The Vinyl Institute of Canada has launched a multifaceted effort to stop the Canadian government from deeming plastics as toxic and are currently developing comments for submission, which they plan to make available on or before December 4, and in advance of the official government submission deadline on December 9.
Their organization is asking that you send a letter in opposition to your member of parliament and also share this message with your network.
The Vinyl Institute of Canada is conducting a webinar on November 25 to help guide interested parties through this process and/or provide additional perspectives, which you may wish to include in your respective submissions.
In addition, the following resources provide relevant information:
If you require support while preparing a submission on this issue, please email the team at the Vinyl Institute of Canada at firstname.lastname@example.org.