Codes & Standards
Vinyl Institute offering form letter to resist designation of plastics as toxic
By Patrick Flannery
The Vinyl Institute of Canada, which has a Memorandum of Understanding with Fenestration Canada, has issued a form letter that supporters can use to help lobby the federal government to discard its stated plans to designate all plastic products as toxic under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.
The Globe and Mail reported on Environment and Climate Change Canada’s plans to amend the CEPA designation back in March. The designation would be a first step allowing subsequent government action to ban or restrict the use of plastic products. Trudeau has promised to ban single-use plastic products by 2021. Presumably, this ban would not affect vinyl fenestration products, which can be recycled.
The Vinyl Institute’s letter points out that PPE critical to resisting the COVID-19 pandemic relies on plastic components.