Fat and sick? Blame recycling, says new book – Canada

Posted on July 28, 2012 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News

Fat and sick? Blame recycling, says new book | Solid Waste & Recycling Magazine.

McRobert wants to see the McGuinty government impose a combination of a tax and deposit system on soft drinks and other non-refillable containers to fight obesity, create local jobs and improve the environmental and energy performance of the systems. He says the taxes and unredeemed deposits could be used to fund clean tap water to Ontario’s Aboriginal Peoples and educate consumers about healthier diets and lifestyles.   

McRobert supports the concept of recycling of paper, plastics and other materials, but stresses that public policy should focus on the 3Rs hierarchy of reduction, reuse and recycling. He says he began to fight against the shift away from reusable containers during his time at Pollution Probe when he was a waste campaigner in 1990 and 1991.