The Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) has just released a Discussion Paper seeking your comments on “Reducing Litter and Waste in our Communities”. The Discussion Paper can be found on the Environmental Registry of Ontario (ERO) website here: March 6 2019 Discussion Paper and the link to respond to the Environmental Registry of Ontario (ERO 013-4689) posting can be found at: http://www.ebr.gov.on.ca/ERS-WEB-External/displaynoticecontent.do?noticeId=MTM3MjUz&statusId=MjA5MTgw&language=en

The paper provides more details on the actions and commitments related to waste that were outlined in the November 2018 “Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan” and outlines eight areas for action:

  1. prevent and reduce litter in our neighbourhoods and parks
  2. increase opportunities for Ontarians to reduce and divert waste at home, at work and on the go
  3. make producers responsible for the waste generated from their products and packaging
  4. reduce and divert food and organic waste from households and businesses
  5. reduce plastic waste going into landfills and waterways
  6. provide clear rules for compostable products and packaging
  7. recover the value of resources in waste
  8. support competitive and sustainable end-markets for Ontario’s waste.


The ERO comment period is 45 days from March 6, 2019 – April 20, 2019.