Ontario Passes New Waste-Free Ontario Act

Date: June 2, 2016 Author: Working Knowledge Categories: Latest

Today, 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.  Read more