Ontario Announces Next Steps in Plan to Shift Costs of Plastic Recycling to Producers

The Province’s end goal is to make producers responsible for the end-of-life management of their products.

County Sustainability Group

Ontario has announced the next steps in its Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan to reduce plastic pollution and litter by transitioning recycling costs…

Image result for prince edward county trash bashIn spite of rain and black flies, the Picton Kiwanis troop cleaned up the “Kiwanis road to Cherry Valley” as part of Trash Bash events, May 2011. “There seemed to be less trash than last year,” noted Kiwanis President John Langschmidt. “Maybe we are having an impact. Thanks to all for their community effort.”

Ontario has announced the next steps in its Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan to reduce plastic pollution and litter by transitioning recycling costs in the familiar Blue Box Program away from municipal taxpayers to producers of products and packaging. The Province’s end goal is to make producers responsible for the end-of-life management of their products. Additional benefits of this plan include promoting innovation in recycling technologies and increasing Ontario’s overall recycling rates.

The next year will be…

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