Ontario–Recycling is the Last ResortBlog
HEJSupport is part of a group of 52 NGOs calling on Ontario (Canada) government to take advantage of once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fix the Blue Box and eliminate packaging waste.
In the statement it is noted that the current linear, make-use-dispose economy makes it impossible for recycling alone to solve the growing waste problem. Currently, less than seven per cent of Ontario’s waste is recycled through the Blue Box, and the province sends over 8 million tonnes (70 per cent) of trash to landfills and incinerators every year.
The Province is urged to adopt a regulation that supports Ontario’s
transition to a low-carbon, non-toxic circular economy – a system where products and services are fundamentally redesigned to prevent waste, and where companies are financially and operationally responsible for their products after-use (extended producer responsibility–EPR).