OFA commented on the Reducing Litter and Waste Discussion Paper. Waste reduction requires regional solutions distinctive to agricultural, IC&I and residential sectors. For example, to deter dumping in rural and agricultural regions, we need adequate enforcement tools, combined with simplified access to more rural receptacles. We need commercially scaled bio-plastic and compostable alternatives in place, before considering outright bans on some plastic wastes. We need full scale producer responsibility and product stewardship frameworks in place, before transitioning away from recycling programs. We need to better educate waste producers about correct recycling, before we add compostable packaging to waste streams. We need to pilot and develop local rural community and regional facilities to produce green energy, bio-fuels and bio-chemicals, before we consider landfill restrictions, landfill closures or other waste management restrictions. The Discussion Paper includes eight areas Ontario will address to simplify waste reduction, reuse, and recycling. Our comments attempt to address those eight areas.