Don't Trash our Environment: Why Companies Need to be Part of Ontario's Waste Solution
A recent report by the Toronto Environmental Alliance highlights the main issues in solving our waste problems in Toronto. The report looks at why city taxes and waste fees are covering the cost of waste created by companies. The report also shows there's a better way to manage waste, and there are great examples from right here in Ontario of businesses that are doing their part to cut waste.
Highlights from the report are:
- Companies that produce packaging and products sold in Ontario, should pay the full cost of dealing with packaging and product waste.
- Done properly, taking responsibility for packaging and product waste makes good business sense for companies — just ask the Beer Store and Harmony Organic Dairy
- Voluntary systems do not work: government must force companies to take responsibility.