Ontario Might Be Breaking Up With The Blue Box - And Ditching Recycling Altogether - 2019-08-07
So much for helping the environment! After reports of the Ontario Blue Box recycling program being hard to maintain, Doug Ford's provincial government might revise the program as 30 per cent of recycling is now estimated to be going into the landfill. The program is being called unsustainable and costs to maintain are expected to increase after this year.
According to a report by the Special Advisor on Recycling and Plastic Waste, David Lindsay, "the economics of blue box recycling are more challenging than ever before."
Since packaging has evolved in the past 20 years, Lindsay says its become much harder to recycle by traditional methods, and that's why changes are needed.