Ban the export of thermal coal!
The government banned the use of thermal coal at home – but it’s still letting the harmful fossil fuel be sold around the world.
On May 12, the federal government listed plastic as “toxic” under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA). This listing is a crucial first step in Canada’s fight against plastic pollution. It allows the federal government to better manage the production, use and disposal of plastic.
Unilever, P&G, SC Johnson and Henkel are large companies with infinite lines of products –Tide, Axe, Purex and Ziplock among many others— that generate millions of tonnes of plastic packaging and waste.
Bisphenol A (or BPA) is a widely used toxic chemical in plastics and food cans. It is linked to hormone related cancers such as prostate and breast cancer, obesity and ADHD in children. Today, most receipts and other thermally printed paper are coated with BPA or a nearly identical chemical known as BPS.