EPR For Agriculture Plastics

Year
2018
Category
Other
NCLGA Ref#
A3

Details

WHEREAS agriculture plastic is currently disposed of as solid waste in landfills, or by burning and burying on site, resulting in decreased landfill capacity or air and environmental pollution;

AND WHEREAS local governments are working to reduce waste to landfills, and producers of agriculture plastic should be responsible for its’ disposal:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that NCLGA and UBCM request that the province establish a regionally based Extended Producer Responsibility Stewardship program for agricultural plastics.

Responses

UBCM Comments: The UBCM membership has previously endorsed resolutions calling for the inclusion of agricultural plastics into extended producer responsibility programs. Resolutions B30-2012, B84-2008 and LR13-2007 all called for agricultural plastics to be included within a product stewardship program.

North Central Local Government Association