OFA provides comments on specific aspects of the proposed transition to producer responsibility for recycling from municipal blue box management, specifically related to rural and agricultural communities and businesses. OFA supports data collection on the types and quantities of these materials entering the waste stream to better inform future targets for compostable packaging. OFA believes it is important that government play a key role in educating brand holders, packaging material producers and the public about acceptable compostable, biodegradable and mixed material packaging. OFA supports the design that tasks these producers with not only reaching provincial target compliance, but also regional targets, to ensure smaller, less densely populated and more rural municipalities will be served with improved recycling. OFA recommends the framework continue to evolve to ensure packaging material producers and brand holders are encouraged to use clean, inexpensive, and easily to reuse and recycle materials, and discouraged from use of difficult to process materials. In general, OFA supports the development and use of compostable bioplastics and the application of compost and post-Anaerobic Digestion materials to farm soils. OFA encourages MECP to work with farm experts and our local Federations of Agriculture to facilitate and promote innovative projects in these areas.