Fat and sick? Blame recycling, says new book – CanadaPosted 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.
Ghadah says:Post Author September 3, 2012 at 2:27 pm
Phil,We pay our local taxes and we expect srveice. What’s the big deal here?Most of us re-cycle. We know the srveice works.We mostly all have white recycling bags so we don’t need you to show us a picture of one.Tell us and show us things that we probably don’t know about like:+ the likely size of this year’s parking tax’ a320 million perhaps?+ the Council’s CPZ policy+ the date of the upcoming LDF public consultation+ your views on the Lido Junction public consultation+ your views on the proposed massive increase in size for Fielding Primary School+ what’s happening re the Government’s Public Enquiry on the Glenkerrin Planning Application?+ what’s happening re the year-long boarded up Daniel Quarter/Lovelace House?+your views on the Dean Gardens public consultaion
DrRossH says:Post Author September 3, 2012 at 9:48 pm
It would be wise to spend a bit more time thinking about your and your descendants future rather than just your own needs right now. The plastic waste problem is far far more serious than your parking tax costs.