From The Canadian Press:
The proposed legislation would make Ontario the first province in Canada to require big companies to track and report on their use of toxic chemicals, as well as develop plans to cut their use of the substances, he said.
But it’s up to businesses to decide if they want to follow through with those plans, Gerretsen said…
The federal government already requires big companies to report how much pollution is being released from their plants. But they don’t have to say how much harmful material is used, or come up with a reduction plan…
A draft list of about 45 different hazardous substances, including chlorine, formaldehyde and asbestos, will be up for public consultation.
Click on the above link for more information. More information is also available from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.
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