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Examples of chemicals in products

2022 Active

Advancing Supply Chain Transparency for Chemicals in Products

A fundamental assumption in a circular economy is that materials re-introduced within value chains are safe for human health and the environment. However, when chemical composition data and/or industry awareness of the chemicals in products are lacking, this poses challenges to identifying risks to...

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Pollinator Conservation

2022 Active Ecosystems

Advancing Pollinator Conservation throughout North America

Pollinators support the reproduction of 80% of wild vascular plants and 75% of crop species, and as such are crucial to food security, human well-being, and natural ecosystems. The number of pollinators has declined worldwide due to habitat loss and degradation, intensive agricultural management,...

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EcoInnovation Network - Transition

2021 Active Green Growth

EcoInnovation Network – Transition

Innovation centers play a key role in sustainable economic development and job creation within and beyond the communities they serve. A key feature of the innovation centers is to provide inclusive and equal access to students and the public to capitalize on training, tools and resources for...

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Import and Export of Hazardous Waste

2021 Active Enforcement

Trilateral Data Exchange System on the Import and Export of Hazardous Waste – Maintenance, Implementation, Testing and Launch of US-Mexico API Exchange in Production

Pursuant to relevant regulations, Canada, Mexico and the United States control the import and export of hazardous wastes by exchanging notice and consent prior to shipping these wastes across their borders. In the context of CEC´s 2019-2020 Operational Plan, the CEC supported the countries to...

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Preventing and Reducing Food Loss and Waste

2021 Active Green Growth

Preventing and Reducing Food Loss and Waste – Continued Outreach, Enhancement and Promotion of CEC Related Products and Stakeholder Engagement

Food loss and waste (FLW) is an increasingly important issue in Canada, Mexico and the United States, where close to 170 million tonnes of food produced for human consumption are lost and wasted each year—across the food supply chain, including in pre-harvest and consumer sectors. Disposal of...

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Enhancing Co-benefits of Marine Protected Areas

2021 Active Ecosystems

Enhancing Co-benefits of Marine Protected Areas

The marine environment is inherently connected and transboundary in nature, causing threats to biodiversity to have impacts at local, regional, and global scales. Climate change has increased the need for collaboration across seascapes, as climate change impacts can affect the distribution and...

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Solid waste

2021 Active Green Growth

Transforming Recycling and Solid Waste Management in North America

Reducing waste and closing material loops help minimize environmental impacts throughout the value chain of resources and products. They also present considerable economic opportunities. Circular economy strategies, including a multitude of recovery options, are estimated to unlock $4.5 trillion in...

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Freshwater Management

2021 Active Ecosystems

Indigenous Approaches to Freshwater Management in North America

Water is central to the spiritual, cultural and personal aspects of Indigenous life, and these holistic relationships and the transfer of intergenerational knowledge inform traditional approaches to sustainable management of freshwater resources. This project will reflect upon these unique...

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