Ontario’s EPR plan hangs in the balance

The fate of a waste reduction bill in Ontario is up in the air, with municipalities rallying around the measure and conservative members of the provincial legislature opposing it as a “job killer.”  Under the proposed bill, which would repeal and replace 2002’s Waste Diversion Act, manufacturers would be required to cover the cost of recycling their products. If they choose to do so by raising the prices of their products, they will be asked to include a clear recycling fee in “advertised and shelf prices,” according to Lindsay Davidson, spokesman for the Ministry of the Environment. In other words, “No more recycling fee surprises at the checkout counter,” Davidson said. Currently, tires and electronics are subject to the controversial eco-fees. By Bobby Elliott  See Full Story

Source:  Resource Recycling

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