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

 

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