Author : Olga Speranskaya
Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information
13Dec Chemicals in Products
Основные моменты переговоров по пластику и возможные решения
The first results of the talks on plastics
1Dec Featured
Towards SAICM IP4.2 discussion
14Nov Featured
Canada’s voice: towards an ambitious new legally binding global agreement on plastic pollution
31Oct Chemicals in Products
Глобальное соглашение о пластмассах: требование прозрачности информации о химических компонентах пластика должно стать обязательным
NGOs call on Canada to support binding transparency requirements for chemicals in plastics at the national level and globally
27Oct Featured
Global Plastics Treaty – transparency requirement for chemical constituents in plastic is a must
20Oct Featured
NGO comments on plastics recyclability and registry in Canada
8Oct Featured
The way toward a global solution to the identification of EDCs
27Sep EDCs
Основные итоги четвертого раунда переговоров по будущей глобальной стратегии по химическим веществам и отходам
Key outcomes of SAICM IP4 meeting
7Sep Featured
Позиция НПО на четвертой встрече межсессионого процесса по химическим веществам и отходам
Результаты и анализ работы виртуальных рабочих групп СПМРХВ
Results and analysis of SAICM VWGs
Разработка и внедрение закона о свинцовой краске в регионе Центральной и Восточной Европы, Кавказа и Центральной Азии
Lead Paint Law Development and Implementation in the Central and Eastern European Region
Important Decisions of the 2022 Conference of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions
2Jul Blog
Chemical transparency is an essential tool to increase the effectiveness of the Basel Convention
12Jun Chemicals in Products
Global minimum transparency standard (GMTS) for hazardous chemicals in products – A tool for the protection of human health and the environment from toxic exposure
12Jun Chemicals in Products
Mandatory Transparency Standard for Chemicals in Plastic Materials and Waste
31May Chemicals in Products
Обсуждение основных положений нового глобального договора по пластику
Plastic Treaty Coalition Discussed the Priority Themes for the Future Plastic Treaty
30Apr Chemicals in Products
Global Minimum Transparency Standard (GMTS) for hazardous chemicals in products – a tool for the protection of human health and the environment
14Mar Chemicals in Products
Возможность поддержать глобальный договор по пластику
The MGS Joint Global Statement for UNEA5.2
23Feb Featured
Ending plastic pollution – a call to action
8Feb Blog
NGO comments to the Proposal for a draft resolution to establish a Science-Policy Panel to support action on chemicals, waste and pollution
17Dec Featured
Химические вещества в товарах: как защитить женщин и детей
Investigating illegal pesticide trade in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and Latin American
The PFAS problem, the ‘Forever Chemicals’, is not on the public radar in Canada. But it should be.
20Nov Blog
Sign on: Call for a Global Treaty on Plastic
30Oct Featured
The UN Human Rights Council recognized the right to a #HealthyEnvironmentForAll!
11Oct Blog
New UN Human Rights Report on Toxic Plastics
17Sep Blog
Policy Instruments on Product Lifetime Extension
3Aug Blog
NGOs urge Canada to complete the assessment of PFAS in one year
21Jul Chemicals in Products
Environmental groups calling on Big Plastic to drop its lawsuit against Canadian government this Plastic-Free July
15Jul Featured
13Jul Featured
Women and Chemicals
5Jul Featured
Chemicals in Products Community of Practice 2021: discussion on chemicals in toys
5Jul Blog
Sustainable Fashion – everything you need to know about your clothes
1Jul Chemicals in Products
Changing the way we use chemicals: what women should know to protect themselves
19Jun Chemicals in Products
For a plastic and toxic-free future!
7Jun Featured
New Blue Box program put business interests ahead of protecting the environment
3Jun Blog
Creative Economy and the Challenge of Sustainability: The Case of Fashion and Life Cycle Assessment
28May Featured
Canadian Environmental Protection Act needs to be updated to better protect human health and the environment from current toxic threats
28May Blog
NGO Comments on the draft of Canada’s Great Lakes Strategy for PFOS, PFOA and LC-PFCAs Risk Management
27May Blog
Canada needs to support the global treaty on plastic pollution
19May Blog
Regulatory Actions to Plastic Pollution in Canada closer with addition of “Plastic Manufactured Items” to CEPA Toxic Substances List
12May Blog
Comments to Canada’s approach towards the work on addressing plastic pollution
28Apr Blog
Free trade of non-hazardous waste between US and Canada negatively impacts the environment, health and human rights
21Apr Blog
Global sound management of chemicals and waste: outcomes of the virtual group discussion and way forward
7Apr Blog
NGO response to the Recommendations for continuing SAICM and a preparatory process for the postponed IP4 and ICCM5
31Mar Blog
Loopholes in state control over safe handling of pesticides and agrochemicals in Russia
28Mar Blog
NGO comments to the Regulation for Hazardous and Special Products
28Mar Blog
Highly Hazardous Pesticides in EECCA countries and agroecology
20Mar Blog
Новые он-лайн курсы – вопросы Стратегического подхода к международному регулированию химических веществ, вызывающие обеспокоенность
Products in our home: a hidden health threat
2Mar Chemicals in Products
Почему вопрос электронных отходов продолжает оставаться глобальной проблемой, несмотря на международные усилия по ее разрешению?
Why does the issue of e-waste continue to be a global challenge despite international efforts to address it?
18Feb Blog
The problem of endocrine-disrupting chemical exposure during the COVID-19 pandemic
13Feb EDCs
Mercury contamination sources: how to reduce health impact
NGOs call on Canada to address plastic pollution
12Feb Blog
NGO Submissions on the draft High Level Declaration
19Jan Blog
New on-line course on SAICM Issues of Concern
21Dec Blog
NGOs call on EU Environmental Ministers to Stop the Plastic Flood
16Dec Blog
NGOs call on Canada to eliminate all non-essential plastic products and materials
10Dec Blog
NGOs urge Ontario province in Canada to adopt a regulation that supports non-toxic circular economy
6Dec Blog
NGOs call on Prime Minister Trudeau to end plastic pollution in Canada
5Dec Blog
NGOs request Canada to complete the ratification of the Basel Convention Plastic Waste amendments
3Dec Blog
Time to ensure the EU is on the path to a toxic-free environment
13Oct Blog
Toxic Additives in Plastics: Hidden Health Hazards Linked to Common Plastic Products
30Sep Blog
Responding to Basel Convention on Plastic Waste Amendments and Canada-US Arrangement on the trade of Plastic Waste
30Sep Blog
28Sep Chemicals in Products
The Importance of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Fashion Industry
11Sep Featured
No Small Issue: The Problem with Microplastics in Fashion
27Aug Featured
Ontario–Recycling is the Last Resort
24Aug Blog
Transitioning the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste Program to Full Extended Producer Responsibility
8Aug Blog
Canada and Turkey risk being dumping ground for plastic waste
22Jul Blog
Mercury Poisoning and Youth. What Can Gen Z do to stop it? By: Veronika Podobed
6Jul Featured
Women and Mercury: new approaches to minimize mercury exposure
23Jun Featured
Options to continue the negotiations on the Strategic Approach and sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020
7Jun Blog
NGOs urge Canada to support other countries to stop toxic recycling
25May Blog
Cancelled or suspended orders: how COVID-19 exposes global inequality in the fashion industry
17May Featured
Looking for sustainable fashion? Here are some tips to facilitate the search
30Apr Featured
Canada responded to NGO request to stop the recycling of products with globally banned toxic flame retardants
30Apr Blog
Harmful lifecycle of textile industry
27Apr Featured
Happy Earth Day
22Apr Featured
Even chemicals subject to extensive regulations can become dangerous if obtained through illegal distribution
14Apr Blog
Reducing your environmental impact can be both fashionable and affordable
14Apr Featured
Consumer pressure must continue to ensure real industry change
6Apr Featured
NGO response to the Draft Science Assessment of Plastic Pollution
1Apr Chemicals in Products
The developing fetus can be affected by the chemicals to which the mother is exposed
26Mar EDCs
Lack of innovation in domestic recycling programs makes Canada request more time to enact ban on shipping plastic waste
20Mar Featured
Urgent need to reduce plastic pollution triggered Ottawa’s decision to declare plastic as toxic substance
15Mar Featured
To Clean Up Canada’s Recycling Act, End a Zombie Chemical Policy
5Mar Chemicals in Products
Don’t miss the deadline – Have your say on the EU legislation
2Mar EDCs
Draft Science Assessment for Plastic Pollution
26Feb Blog
Stakeholder workshop on strengthening governance for the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020
18Jan Blog
NGO Comments on EU Draft PFOA Law
9Dec Blog
Ban Lead in Paints
10Oct Chemicals in Products
NGO comments to Ontario Regulations for Recycling of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) and Batteries under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act (RRCEA)
27Jun Blog
NGO Submission to SAICM Secretariat
27Jun Featured
The Sustainability of Fashion: what role can consumers play?
19Jun Chemicals in Products
11Jun Blog
FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS: Why you do not need to be silent
18May Featured
Will women waste pickers benefit from a new UN deal on plastic waste trade?
15May Featured
Open Online Course on Gender and Environment
10May Featured
It is time to end toxic recycling: Canada global position to abandon recycling exemption needed for a safe circular economy
30Apr Blog
Plastic and Toxic Free Period
26Apr Chemicals in Products
Withdrawing the Stockholm Convention recycling exemptions for TetraBDE, PentaBDE, HexaBDE and HeptaBDE
23Apr Blog
23Apr Blog
Letter from HEJSupport and CELA to Canadian government/Focal points of the Stockholm Convention: Withdrawing the Stockholm Convention recycling exemptions for TetraBDE, PentaBDE, HexaBDE and HeptaBDE
16Apr Blog
Toxic Chemicals Found in Canadian Toys & Consumer Products Made of Recycled Plastics
16Apr Blog
How we’re engaging with you: NGOs discuss different engagement approaches with government of Canada
26Mar Blog
What conventional stores tell you about feminine hygiene products?
22Mar Featured
HEJSupport stands for all women and girls globally to achieve gender equality, environmental and health justice
8Mar Featured
NGO comments on the Proposed Producer Responsibility Framework for Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment and Batteries for Ontario, Canada
25Feb Blog
The dumping of Canadian wastes in the Philippines is immoral and illegal
12Feb Blog
HEJSupport Co-Director, Olga Speranskaya, was interviewed by the Canadian TV Power Play to discuss the issue of Canadian waste rotting in the Philippines
7Feb Blog
Sound e-waste management in Canada: is there a room for improvement?
15Dec Blog
The Basel Convention: NGOs advocate for the global efforts to address plastics pollution
15Dec Blog
Canada’s Strategy on Zero Waste Plastic
1Dec Blog
UNEP interview with HEJSupport Co-Director Olga Speranskaya
30Oct Blog