Canada to ban single-use plastics

Focus on reducing plastic pollution; development of action plan announced for Canada-wide Strategy on Zero Plastic Waste; bans planned to begin by 2021 but details still to be finalized

Canadian identification of low hazard substances

Health Canada publishes updated document to support identification of substances with low human health hazard potential; application demonstrated through subset of 14 substances

Canadian draft screening assessments

Two draft screening assessments by the Canadian government find no risk at current exposure levels for 24 substances, including 10 food contact chemicals