CFIB warns of red tape war over Nova Scotia’s stewardship proposalPosted on September 24, 2014 by DrRossH in General
CFIB states that the costs of recycling or disposal for a long list of designated products would become the responsibility of the businesses who sell them – without any corresponding drop in the property taxes that already fund these services.
CFIB fears a red tape disaster, and notes problems experienced in British Columbia as that province expands its own stewardship programs.
Finally someone is talking the best way to handle the issue of waste from products. EPR is where all this has to be managed. Pushing some of the disposal costs back on to manufacturers will drive manufacturers to come up with better ways to make products that don’t result in as much unnecessary waste packaging or product life issues. Plus if their products are causing waste issues in the public sector then they have to help pay for the management of this waste collection and correct disposal.