Legislation needed

Any visit to this valuable and well managed facility will reveal the shortcomings of the Canadian recycling initiative.

Dear Editor;

Recycling Facility – Any visit to this valuable and well managed facility will reveal the shortcomings of the Canadian recycling initiative despite the continued commitment of many Canadians to support it.

For example, other than milk jugs, only plastic identified as Type 1 and Type 2 are recyclable. All other plastics placed in the “coloured plastic” crate at our recycling facility are removed and dumped in the landfill.

Surely it is time for “government” to become involved in the packaging industry as it is in other countries. For example all packing used in the importation of automobile parts in Germany must be removed at the auto manufacturers expense. It cannot be disposed of or even recycled in Germany.

Legislation controlling the types of packaging that producers, suppliers and retailers use must be restricted to only those types of plastic that are recyclable. Another example – all yogurt, butter and margarine tubs on the shelves at Coopers Foods are non-recyclable because they are not of the Types 1 and 2 yet Type 1 and Type 2 plastics are available and perfectly suitable of this use.

This means that every yogurt, butter and margarine tub (to pick on use by just one industry) ends up in the landfill – needlessly.

Sincerely yours;

B. FitzGerald, Princeton, BC

 

Just Posted

Gambler 500 hits Okanagan back roads

Hundreds of off road enthusiasts are rallying in the South Okanagan this… Continue reading

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: Sun and heat continue Saturday

Environment Canada forecasts highs of 30 C throughout the Okanagan Saturday

Princeton one of 16 new heat records set across B.C.

June 12 saw century-old temperature records fall

Penticton massage therapist accused of sexual misconduct

Leonard Krekic filed a court challenge that states chaperone is a detriment to career

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: mainly sunny

Environment Canada calling for sun again tomorrow across the Okanagan

10 facts about Father’s Day

Did you know that the special day for dads was first celebrated in 1910?

Bombers down B.C. Lions 33-23 in season opener

Former Lion Andrew Harris leads Winnipeg with 148 rushing yards

Summerland pioneers had connection to Middlesex, England

Harry Dunsdon and Richard Turner became cattlemen

Northern B.C. family remembers murdered Indigenous woman with memorial walk

Still no closure for Ramona Wilson’s family 25 years later

Vernon seeks additional fetal alcohol syndrome support B.C.-wide

“We are making a difference but we could make even more of a difference”

B.C. university to offer mentorship program for former youth in care

Students using the provincial tuition waiver program will soon be able to form a community at KPU

Cyclists competing in one of the toughest bike races on the planet pass through Fernie

Divide riders looking strong as they finish first leg of 4160 km race

You might not know these B.C. records are public

Hired a lawyer to file a civil claim? Those are published online

B.C. bus driver loses case to get job back after texting while driving full bus

An arbitator ruled that Tim Wesman’s phone usage was a “a reckless disregard for public safety”

Most Read