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2011 Ontario Election & Waste Diversion

Date September 28, 2011 Author Jason Smith Categories Announcements

Political leaders respond to coalition questions on their commitments to Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and Waste Diversion

As Ontario heads toward a provincial election, RCO wanted to ensure commitments to waste diversion and EPR are core components of the various political platforms.

Accordingly, in conjunction with a key group of stakeholders within the sector, RCO sent a letter to each of the political leaders (Liberal, Green Party, NDP and Progressive Conservatives) posing key questions regarding their commitments and plans to progress waste diversion and EPR policies and programs during their term. Specifically, the letter asks each party leader to share their positions and plans for key policy opportunities including improvements to the Waste Diversion Act (WDA), disposal levies and material/product landfill bans. With respect to programs that currently exist under the WDA, the letter asks for positions and plans to address program performance, transparency and governance, as well as financial models that better facilitate competitiveness in the marketplace.

We are pleased to share with you the following responses received from the Liberal, Green, New Democrat and Progressive Conservative parties.

RCO also encourages and invites you to write to your local candidates to promote understanding, and underscore the importance of progressing waste diversion and Producer Responsibility in Ontario. You can download a template letter that you are welcome to personalize here.

Just as a reminder, RCO’s submission to government on the Waste Diversion Act review can be found here.





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