WWF blasts Canada for backsliding on POPs


The World Wildlife Fund blasted Canada earlier this month for what it says is a hypocritical approach to last year’s international treaty that bans the use and manufacturing of POPs, or persistent organic pollutants such as PCB and DDT.

The WWF says that although Canada was a leader in persuading other nations to adopt the treaty, Canada’s performance at home is not so admirable.

The group says that Canada has not lived up to its commitments on implementing the treaty at home, and has not done things such as eliminate POPs emissions from existing sources or ban new sources of POPs.

Environment Canada does not appear to be giving any priority to rooting out remaining POPs,” the WWF says in a press release.

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