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Fines for Violations of Environmental Law in Mexico will Likely Increase Substantially

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.

Canada: Pharmaceutical Industry Should Prepare for Individual Producer Responsibility

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.

Canada: “Grow Your Shoes”? Sure, But The Law Won’t Seed Your Crop

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.

New compliance requirements on the management of contaminated areas in Brazil

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.

Final Text of the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation

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.

Pollution Prevention Plans Coming For Triclosan

Environment Canada has published its proposed risk management measures for embattled Triclosan

Canada: If They Say So- New Restrictions on the Transfer of “Hazardous” Recycling

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.

Canada HFC Reporting By August 10th

The Minister of Environment and Climate Change has finally set proceeded with new regulation of hydrofluorocarbons

Pollution Prevention Plans Due for Halocarbons in Canada

The Minister of Environment published a Notice Requiring the Preparation and Implementation of Pollution Prevention Plans in Respect of Halocarbons Used as a Refrigerant.

Global Human Rights Compliance & Litigation Update

Hudbay Minerals Inc. lawsuit receives International media coverage.

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