Ontario Bill 151
We would like to encourage everyone in Ontario to take a look through Ontario’s Bill 151
Ontario passed legislation that will divert more waste from landfills, create jobs and help fight climate change.
Currently, Ontario is producing too much waste, and not recycling enough. Over eight million tonnes of waste is sent to landfill each year. Absolute greenhouse gas emissions from Ontario’s waste have risen by 25 per cent between 1990 and 2012 as the amount of waste disposed in landfills has increased.
To help divert more waste from landfill, the province has passed the Waste-Free Ontario Act that will:
- encourage innovation in recycling processes and require producers to take full responsibility for their products and packaging
- lower recycling costs and give consumers access to more convenient recycling options
- help fight climate change by reducing greenhouse gas pollution that results from the landfilling of products that could otherwise be recycled or composted
- overhaul Waste Diversion Ontario into the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority, a strong oversight body with new compliance and enforcement powers that will oversee the new approach and existing waste diversion programs until transition is complete.