On September 27, 2017, the Mexican Senate passed a bill that amended Mexico's main environmental law. One of the most relevant amendments deals with fines for environmental violations which will increase if the bill passes.
The uncertainty among producers within the waste diversion industry in Canada over the coming change from an industry-funded organization fee-based model to an individual producer responsibility regime for “brand holders” has principally focused upon those various regulated waste streams at the centre of mandatory diversion.
We are, no doubt, entering a golden age of sustainability in the apparel and footwear industries. One trend afoot is the novel use of agricultural inputs in footwear and apparel, such as a corn-derived shoe sole. An interesting product which will, no doubt, capture market interest.
The State of São Paulo EPA provides new procedures for protection of the soil and groundwater and establishes guidelines for the management of contaminated areas during licensing proceedings of potentially pollutant facilities.
On 24 January 2017, the European Parliament's Committee on International Trade approved the the Conflict Minerals Regulation. This paves the way for the text to be formally adopted by the EU institutions in the coming months.
Environment Canada has published its proposed risk management measures for embattled Triclosan
Canada has amended its Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations which define and regulate wastes and recyclable materials which are deemed “Hazardous” under the Export Regulations.
The Minister of Environment and Climate Change has finally set proceeded with new regulation of hydrofluorocarbons
The Minister of Environment published a Notice Requiring the Preparation and Implementation of Pollution Prevention Plans in Respect of Halocarbons Used as a Refrigerant.
Hudbay Minerals Inc. lawsuit receives International media coverage.