Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release special report on province’s waste strategy

Sep 29th, 2017 8:48 AM

Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, will release a special report that reviews the provincial government’s ambitious new Waste-Free Ontario Act, 2016.

The report examines key questions, including:
     •Why is waste a problem in Ontario?
     •What is Ontario’s vision for a waste-free future?
     •What are the key lessons from Ontario’s first 40 years of waste diversion?
     •What’s different about the new plan, and what will the Waste-Free Ontario Act,
       2016 change?
     •What are the key challenges in implementing the new law?

When: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Where: Media Studio, Legislative Building Room 149, Queen's Park, Toronto, ON

The Report and Media Release will be online at eco.on.ca coincident with the media conference start.

Note: Media not currently accredited by the Legislative Assembly must register in advance with Gerald Christopher, Coordinator, Press Gallery (416-325-7922 or gerald_christopher@ontla.ola.org).

Media contact:
Michael Zupanic
Communications & Outreach Co-ordinator

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The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario is an independent officer of the Legislature who reports on government progress on climate change, energy and other environmental issues. The ECO is the province's environmental watchdog and guardian of Ontarians' environmental rights.