Despite the Blue Box program, Ontario has one of the worst collection rates for used plastic bottles in the country. Over 1.5 billion plastic bottles are not recycled each year in the province. These bottles end up in landfills or our environment, including the Great Lakes.
In Ontario, we’re working to get a deposit return program for plastic bottles. The program would increase recycling rates and keep bottles out of landfills and our environment.
Ontario’s proposed Blue Box regulation will mean more plastic waste in parks, lakes, and landfills
Statement from environmental and civil society groups on Ontario’s draft Blue Box regulation announcement
Guest post: Possible changes to Ontario’s deposit program for beer bottles could shortchange vulnerable communities
Is Ontario really going to kick its Deposit Return Program for beer, wine, and liquor containers to the curb?
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