Sponsors: NCLGA Executive
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.
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.