The Manitoba government is aiming to elevate waste diversion rates with new technological applications and updated regulations. A provincial review and public consultation has been launched to seek input on current industry-funded stewardship programs and enabling legislation in the Waste Reduction and Prevention Act.
“We are excited at the possibilities this review will explore,” says Sarah Guillemard, Manitoba’s Conservation and Climate Minister. “The intent is to improve programming and reduce the amount of waste heading to landfills.”
This is the first review since the current waste diversion programs were introduced more than 10 years ago.
Manitobans are invited to complete an online survey, which will be available through the government’s consultation portal until Feb. 10. Workshops have also been promised for various stakeholder groups involved in the production, distribution and/or consumption of recyclable materials such as paper and packaging, batteries, tires and electronics.