"Your proposal for Extended Producer Responsibility seems to me a valid proposal with concrete actions that will result in concrete savings to reduce waste. This is hard work to get something like this done.” Andrew B, Deer Run, October 2019
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a huge part of the way forward for waste management. It is also the way to saving you a ton on your tax bill. No Albertan ever paying for their municipal waste program again is the type of magnitude we are talking about. Simply put, EPR removes the cost of recycling from municipalities, and empowers industry to come up with better ways to do it. It is kind of like privatizing recycling, and it would go a long way to solving some of the very public problems we have had in the past.
Peter has passed two notices of motion at City Council, and resolutions at the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association and Federation of Canadian Municipalities to promote EPR. He has met with industry, Provincial leaders, and chaired a committee aimed at achieving EPR legislation. He has also proudly brought this idea to his constituents, and asked for their support.
On March 17, 2021 the Province officially announced public engagement, and a deadline to make EPR a reality. This was a big win, but there is still work to be done. Peter will not rest until this legislation is actually putting money back in your pockets.
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