Over a Billion reasons why Ontario needs a Deposit on Bottles and Cans
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Over a billion bottles and cans don’t get recycled in Ontario each year. These recyclables either end up in our landfills or littered in our streets, parks and rivers. Recyclables are being washed downstream and polluting our Great Lakes and drinking water.
Tiny bits of plastic are being eaten by small fish and other animals which cause chemicals to enter the food chain. Ontario needs to do a much better job of recycling to protect our Environment and Human Health. Ontario has the worst recycling return rate than any other province in Canada.
Next time you are drinking from a bottle or can, please read the label. It will say, “Return for Refund where Applicable”
Return for Refund programs are found throughout Canada and the United States. It’s time for Ontario to catch up. It’s time for Ontario to stand up to big beverage companies and demand they operate a Return for Refund program where they sell their product. The Beer Store and LCBO have a 99% return rate because they have a deposit on bottles and cans. So should all beverage containers, bottles and cans.–
The Ontario government must pass legislation and make it law that every bottle and can sold in Ontario must require a deposit to protect our Environment
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