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EnergyOntario Passes New Resource Recovery Act

Ontario Passes New Resource Recovery Act

Ontario passed legislation that will divert more waste from landfills, create jobs, and help fight climate change. To help this plan, the province has passed the Waste Free Ontario Act that will encourage innovation in recycling.

Currently, Ontario is producing too much waste, and not recycling enough. Over eight million tonnes of waste is sent to landfill each year. Absolute greenhouse gas emissions from Ontario’s waste have risen by 25 per cent between 1990 and 2012 as the amount of waste disposed in landfills has increased.

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