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Stop Non-Compostable Labels on Produce

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The following motion designed to reduce plastic pollution on food is being raised by Maple Ridge councillor Craig Speirs at the Lower Mainland Local Government Association conference in May 2017 (http://www.lmlga.ca We the undersigned support this motion:

Non-Compostable Produce Sticker Labels

WHEREAS composting is available and encouraged in most communities and many backyards in Canada;

AND WHEREAS the use of plastic non-compostable identification stickers contaminates the finished compost in commercial and private compost facilities;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Provincial and Federal governments (where applicable) change both domestic and import regulations related to food labeling to require compostable stickers or vegetable based ink/food safe stamps on all fruits and vegetables sold in Canada.

 Coverage on CBC: 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/city-councillor-aims-to-eliminate-plastic-produce-stickers-1.4047467

Coverage in local paper: 

http://www.mapleridgenews.com/news/maple-ridge-council-targets-stickers-on-fruit/



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