The 'toxic ship' that caused an environmental disaster

The ship beginning its slow descent into the sea Earlier last month, a cargo ship carrying chemicals caught fire off the coast of Sri Lanka – leaving in its wake an environmental disaster that the island will likely have to live with for decades. For days it stood burning offContinue Reading

Inside Track: Planning, Environment & Sustainability - In the media, In practice and courts, Cases and Legislation - Real Estate and Construction

By an Order Adding a Toxic Substance to Schedule 1 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 published in the Canada Gazette on May 12, 2021 (the Order), the federal government added “plastic manufactured items” to the list of toxic substances under Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA). This decision follows an announcementContinue Reading

Feds stand firm on toxic ruling as Big Plastic threatens lawsuit

The $35-billion plastics industry’s threat of legal action against Canada’s efforts to rein in harmful plastic pollution will go nowhere, the federal government and environmental advocates say. “Plastics litter our beaches, parks, streets, shorelines, and other places Canadians value. Their harmful impact on nature and wildlife must be addressed,” saidContinue Reading

7 Tips for Dealing with a Toxic Work Environment

Refinery29 Why Is Finding A Therapist So Hard? Help! Nearly every mental health expert I’ve spoken to as a wellness writer for Refinery29 has emphasized to me the importance of therapy. It doesn’t matter what I’m reporting on — almost without fail, they’ll slip into our conversation that everyone whoContinue Reading

The Globe and Mail

Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson speaks during a news conference announcing the ban of specific plastic products on Oct. 7, 2020 in Gatineau. Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press Plastics manufacturers are taking the federal government to court after Ottawa designated their products as toxic, arguing the move is not rooted in scienceContinue Reading

EPA Environmental Justice in Toxic Reporting Program Updates

Last month, EPA announced a planned update of the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting program, incorporating several additions.  The updates would expand the TRI program by adding new chemicals, facilities, and tools to increase accessibility of data.  The goal, according to EPA’s statement, is “to advance Environmental Justice, improve transparency, and increaseContinue Reading