Plastics producers ask court to quash planned federal ban on single-use straws, cups – Canada

Posted on August 12, 2022 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations


CEPA defines a substance as “toxic” if it can have “immediate or long-term harmful effect on the environment or its biological diversity.”

In its legal filing in the latest case, the coalition argues the government doesn’t have real evidence plastics are toxic.

n a written statement, Guilbeault said the plastics coalition can do whatever it wants in court but that he thinks they’re going to lose.

“We’re going to stick to the facts, which show very clearly that plastic pollution is harming our environment and we need to act,” he said.

“And we’re confident the courts will agree with our position.”

The government’s scientific assessment published in 2020 concluded that plastic is “ubiquitous” in the environment, estimating about 29,000 tonnes of plastic waste ended up in the environment in 2016 alone.

More example of Industry greed over the people and their local environment.