Nestle to Spend Up to $2.1 Billion on Recycled-Plastic Plan
Nestle SA plans to spend as much as 2 billion Swiss francs ($2.1 billion) in a plan to push the plastics industry to address the dearth of food-grade recycled plastic. The KitKat maker will earmark more than 1.5 billion francs to pay a premium for such plastic given that the supply is too limited, the Vevey, Switzerland-based company said Thursday. Recyclers have tended to neglect that market because of the difficulties in making non-toxic packaging for food.Nestle also said it will set up a 250 million-franc venture capital fund to develop packaging technology.
After federal regulators referred to youth vaping as an epidemic, Juul has vowed to stop selling most e-cigarette flavor pods in stores and cut back on
Tobacco and mint flavoured varieties will still be sold in Canada , a spokesperson confirmed. As of July 2019, Juul had a 78 per cent share of Canada 's vape market, with its products available at more than 13,000 vape shops and convenience stores across the country.
Juul Labs will stop selling most of its flavoured vaping pods in Canada, CBC News has confirmed.
The company will not pull existing supplies of the mango, vanilla, fruit and cucumber varieties from store shelves, but it will stop re-supplying outlets with those products once the existing stock has sold out.
The company, a leader in the electronic cigarette market, will halt production of those pods as of Wednesday. Tobacco and mint flavoured varieties will still be sold in Canada, a spokesperson confirmed.
In a letter sent to retailers and distributors, Michael Nederhoff, the general manager of Juul Labs in Canada, said it's pulling these flavours now but could later reintroduce them to the Canadian market "under the guidance and regulation of Health Canada."
U.K. company gives non-smokers 4 more vacation days to promote healthy workplace
"Remember: a healthier workplace is a happier workplace," said the company's managing director.In fact, according to Statistics Canada, roughly 4.9 million people smoked cigarettes either daily or occasionally in 2018.
Juul will keep on selling menthol and tobacco- flavored products in stores, and all the other flavoured e-liquids will remain It started by launching its small flash drive-sized vaping device in the United Kingdom in July, following which the e-cig manufacturer announced the launch of its device in Canada .
After federal regulators referred to youth vaping as an epidemic, Juul has vowed to stop selling most e-cigarette flavor pods in stores and cut back on its social media presence.
Health Canada is considering enacting stricter regulations on the vaping industry in response to claims that the rules around their products — popular with young people — do not go far enough to protect public health.
The federal Liberal government effectively legalized vaping in 2018 with. The legislation allowed for some forms of advertising and store display, which health critics claim has glamorized the smoking alternative.
In his letter, Nederhoff said the company is interested in "resetting the vaping category, [and] earning the trust of society."
The Logicon Nederhoff's letter on the pod pullback.
As of July 2019,, with its products available at more than 13,000 vape shops and convenience stores across the country. The has valued the smokeless tobacco and vaping market in Canada at roughly $1 billion a year in sales.
Feds working on new policies to stop illegal shipments of garbage
OTTAWA — The federal government expects to make some changes this year to keep Canada's garbage from ending up on foreign shores without consent. Environment Canada and the Canada Border Services Agency are working together to see what can be done to stop illegal shipments of garbage. Canadian policy requires permits be issued before most waste can be shipped but Canadian waste routinely winds up in foreign ports despite no such permits having been issued in the last four years.In recent months, Canada was forced to bring some shipping containers of rotting waste back from Malaysia with more still to come.That was after Canada spent $1.
E-cigarette manufacturer Juul announced it would stop selling most flavored pods in stores and end social media promotion in an effort to end the Juul will now only offer the mint, tobacco and menthol flavors in stores, while restricting teen-preferred flavors like mango and creme to the online store
"The Canadian and U.S. markets are very different," Juul Labs said when asked why it sees a link Health Canada , for example, implemented significant restrictions on flavours earlier this year, the It stopped accepting retail orders of those four flavoured pods from the U.S. retail stores that sell its
Health Canada has suggested new regulations, yet to be enacted, that could treat vaping products much like combustible tobacco products such as cigarettes and cigars.
Proposed regulations include a ban on ads anywhere they can be seen or heard by youth, which includes public spaces, convenience stores and online.
The regulations also would ban in-store displays of vaping products, except in specialty stores that restrict entry to people 18 years or older.
Some brands already include health warnings on their products, but the proposed regulations would make those mandatory for all.
Juul is going further than Health Canada on the flavour pod front, however. Ottawa has said it is not yet ready to ban flavoured vaping products outright.
Many adult vaping users maintain that the flavoured products have helped them transition from cigarettes to e-cigarette alternatives.
"We recently proposed new rules to prohibit the promotion of vaping products anywhere they can be seen or heard by youth, and are in the process of examining additional flavour restrictions using the best available evidence because we share the concerns that many Canadians — particularly parents — have about vaping," Thierry Bélair, a spokesperson for Health Minister Patty Hajdu, said in an emailed statement.
Alberta fires back at UN committee for criticism of energy megaprojects .
EDMONTON — Alberta's energy minister says the United Nations is an unelected, unaccountable body that has no business criticizing Canada's energy megaprojects. Sonya Savage, in a statement, says that it's the job of elected leaders, not the UN, to make decisions on how best to govern people and economies. The UN's Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has urged Canada to stop work on three major resource projects — including theSonya Savage, in a statement, says that it's the job of elected leaders, not the UN, to make decisions on how best to govern people and economies.