Province launching working group to take a look at compostable packaging materials

By Louise Sproule, The Review, June 13, 2019

TORONTO — Ontario says it is protecting what matters most by continuing to tackle the serious problem of plastic pollution and litter that is increasingly plaguing our parks, highways, lakes and rivers.

That is why it is launching a Compostable Products Technical Working Group made up of experts from municipalities, industry and the waste management sector to set clear rules for compostable packaging materials in Ontario and to ensure these materials are accepted by existing and emerging green bin programs across the province.

“We know Ontarians want to use more eco-friendly materials and reduce the amount of plastic litter and waste,” said Rod Phillips, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks. “By working with municipalities, product producers and private composting facilities we will build consensus around requirements and set clear rules around compostable products and packaging to ensure they don’t end up in landfills and are accepted in green bin programs.”

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