On Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015 the Government of Ontario introduced a new waste reduction and resource recovery strategy that could put the province at the forefront of environmental protection and resource conservation. This announcement is long overdue and critical to improving Ontario's environment and economy.
If passed, Bill 151, the proposed Waste-Free Ontario Act will enact the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act and the Waste Diversion Transition Act. The proposed legislation is intended to enable a shift to a circular economy that would increase resource recovery and waste reduction in Ontario.
The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change is committed to engaging with a wide range of parties, and is holding a series of regional consultation sessions to discuss the proposed Act and the draft Strategy.
900 Bay St.
Macdonald Block (2nd floor)
Tues., Jan. 12, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Erie-Thames-St.Clair Room)
Thurs., Jan. 14, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Kenora-Nipigon-Nipissing Room)
Tues., Jan. 19, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Erie-Thames-St.Clair Room)
1 Stone Rd. W.
Conference Room 2 (main floor)
Thurs., Jan. 21, 1 - 4:30 p.m.
435 James St. S.
Superior Boardroom (3rd floor)
Tues., Jan. 26, 1 - 4:30 p.m.
172 Gigues Ave.
Routhier Community Centre,
Thurs., Jan. 28, 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Toronto Public Consultation Session
40 St. Clair Ave. W., 3rd fl.
Training Room A
Thurs., Jan. 14, 6:30 - 9 p. m.
Contact Shari.Sookhoo@ontario.ca for more information. If you are not able to attend, you still have the opportunity to provide your comments on the proposed Act and draft Strategy through the Environmental Registry: Waste-Free Ontario Act and Draft Strategy for a Waste-Free Ontario: Building the Circular Economy. The period to make comments through the Environmental Registry has been extended to Monday, Feb. 29, 2016.