OFA commented on the Ontario government’s Reducing Litter and Waste Discussion Paper. OFA recommended Ontario work with municipalities to expand the types of plastics eligible for recycling collection. OFA called for research to establish economically viable plastic reprocessing and support markets for reprocessed plastic products. OFA also highlighted the need for research focused on producing compostable baling twine, netting, and films designed to withstand prolonged outside exposure, but able to decompose or be edible when shredded into livestock feed. With respect to food waste, OFA recommended crop insurance regulation amendments to allow insured crops, which have been written-off, to be salvaged and donated. OFA noted that Municipalities should have more say in landfill approval processes to protect the environment and ensure landfill capacity. OFA also recommended that the government support local direct energy generation using waste and biomass feedstocks to produce biochemicals and biofuels.
Submissions & Correspondence
OFA letter regarding the Reducing Litter and Waste Discussion Paper
Updated: May 28, 2019