After five years of collaboration with the fertilizer industry, Environment and Climate Change Canada published its Code of Practice for the Management of PM2.5 Emissions in the Potash Sector in Canada on Sept. 9.
Designed for use by the potash industry, the Code includes information to facilitate the development and implementation of best practices to control and minimize emissions of PM2.5, a fine salt particulate that can contribute to smog. Annual PM2.5 emissions from the Canadian potash industry represent less than two per cent of total industrial emissions.
Garth Whyte, President and CEO of Fertilizer Canada, said:
“The publishing of this Code is the conclusion of a successful, cooperative process between Environment and Climate Change Canada, government stakeholders and the fertilizer industry. Fertilizer Canada is pleased with the resulting mutually-agreed upon Code of Practice that reflects our industry’s existing commitment to environmental stewardship.”