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Canadian product stewardship and epr: a review of 2021 and beyond

Provincial governments (and non-governmental agencies) have been busy implementing various innovative waste management programs to divert waste away from landfills. In 2021, important changes were implemented across all product categories, including tires, batteries, electronic products, packaging and printed paper, beverage containers, and hazardous and special products. Key changes include: i) new programs in jurisdictions that formerly did not have programs, ii) expanded product lists for existing programs, iii) shifts from product stewardship models to extended producer responsibility (“EPR”) models, and iv) expanded regulatory enforcement mechanisms and activity.

Future of work: Future of flexibility

Without doubt, the traditional employment relationship has changed. Whilst the coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact, the changing nature of the employment relationship has been taking place for several years. But what does this mean for employers?

Domestic CCTV: are you compliant?

The use of smart security devices and domestic CCTV systems is becoming increasingly common. If you use security cameras and similar devices in your home, data protection law may apply and it’s important to know your legal obligations.

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BCLP agrees to new flexible working options until March

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has introduced a new set of flexible working options that will last until March in light of the third national lockdown. For members of staff with caring duties, BCLP is enabling people to take two days of additional paid leave per month in instalments starting with a minimum of a […]

HSF’s CEO on sustainability goals: “We need to go further and we need to do it now”

Climate change is an issue of global socio, economic, political, and legal importance to governments, businesses and citizens everywhere. In the last 12 months alone, not only have we been dealing with the humanitarian and economic impact of a global pandemic, we have also seen bushfires devastate large areas, droughts, tropical cyclones, and 2020 was […]

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