New Waste Reduction Act Proposed for Ontario
Posted on: June 7, 2013
A wide range of products collected at a community hazardous waste. collection in the Lake Superior basin. Proper waste management includes a wide range of projects.
A wide range of products collected at a community hazardous waste collection in the Lake Superior basin. Proper waste management includes a wide range of projects.

Jim Bradley , Ontario Minister of the Environment, is proposing new waste reduction legislation that would:

  • Make individual producers responsible for the end-of-life management of their products and packaging.
  • Increase recycling in the lagging industrial, commercial and institutional sector starting with the paper and packaging waste generated there.
  • Eliminate surprise “eco-fees” at the cash register by requiring “all-in-pricing”.
  • Improve oversight, compliance and enforcement of waste diversion by clearly defining the roles and responsibilities of individual producers, the provincial government, municipalities and a new Waste Reduction Authority.
  • Allow for greater producer funding of the Blue Box program over time.
  • Foster innovation in product and packaging design.

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Related: The Life of a Plastic Water Bottle (amazing slides).

 

 

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