International Environmental Conference – Chicago, IL, June 20th- 22nd, 2018

This past week Jonathan Cocker presented Supply Chains to Waste Diversion: Global Progress Towards a Circular Economy and Emerging Topics during the International Environmental Conference in Chicago, Illinois on June 20th – 22nd, 2018. Jonathan discussed the new Circular Economy framework introduced under Ontario’s Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act in 2016 and how the rise of Producer Responsibility Organizations (PROs) will ensure compliance within the free market for resource recovery and waste diversion as it relates to tire regulation, electronics, printed paper and packaging, and batteries, paints, and oils. Jonathan presented on a panel with a Tesla representative and other distinguished environmental attorneys.


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Jonathan D. Cocker heads the Firm’s Environmental Practice Group in Canada and is an active member of firm Global Consumer Goods & Retail and Energy, Mining and Infrastructure groups. Mr. Cocker provides advice and representation to multinational companies on a variety of environment, health and safety matters, including product content, dangerous goods transportation, GHS, regulated wastes, consumer product and food safety, extended producer responsibilities and contaminated lands matters. He appears before both EHS tribunals and civil courts across Canada. Mr. Cocker is a frequent speaker and writer on EHS matters, an active participant on EHS issues in a number of national and international industry associations and the recent author of the first edition of The Environment and Climate Change Law Review (Canada chapter) and the upcoming Encyclopedia of Environmental Law (Chemicals chapter).