Avis d'opposition : C-P Flexible Packaging

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December 8, 2020

The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, P.C., M.P.
Minister of the Environment
c/o The Executive Director Program Development and Engagement Division
Department of the Environment
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3


RE:  Notice of Objection and Request for Board of Review in relation to the Proposed Order to add plastic manufactured items to Schedule 1 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 154, Number 41: Order Adding a Toxic Substance to Schedule 1 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

CP Flexible Packaging, Aurora Ontario, producer of sustainable flexible packaging

CP Flexible Packaging is also a member of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada’s (CIAC) Plastics Division, which represents Canada’s leaders in plastics industry sustainability - a $28 billion sector that directly employs over 93,000 Canadians. Our plant in Aurora employs over 200 employees.

CP flexible packaging]

Lack of screening assessment

The final science assessment of plastic pollution is not / does not fulfill the requirement for:

A draft screening level risk assessment (DSLRA) would:

Other inconsistencies in established CMP process for adding substances to Schedule 1:

Possible headings: Plastic Manufactured Items are not Toxic, Incorrect Toxic Designation, Imprecise Toxic Designation, Consideration of Cause, Risk, and Exposure, etc.

The Proposed Order

Risk to the environment

Tradition of CMP: materials are not found to be toxic when the exposures of concern do not emanate from an intended use

Science approach document

Government commitment to sound science

Scientific panel


William Reilly
Director of Innovation
CP Flexible Packaging

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