Feb. 24, 2016: End of Comment Period on Proposed Waste Changes

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The government posted the proposed Waste-Free Ontario Act to the Environmental Registry (EBR #012-5832) for public comment. If passed, the newly proposed waste reduction regime would replace the existing waste diversion programs operated under the Waste Diversion Act, 2002. The Waste-Free Ontario Act tries to increase resource recovery and facilitate waste reduction by, among other things, holding individual producers legally responsible for achieving resource recovery and waste reduction requirements. The public comment period ends Feb. 24, 2016.