A strong practical and effective way to promote greater producer responsibility and greener consumer choices is to hold industry responsible for the waste it creates. The current waste management structure holds taxpayers responsible for industry waste products and packaging, whether or not the taxpayers purchase the products themselves. Developing mandatory Extended Producers Responsibility (EPR) programs, including Deposit/Returns, would shift the costs of waste management from taxpayers to producers, resulting in more environmentally friendly products and less waste produced within the Canadian economy.
Help Elizabeth promote EPR programs. Sign below or download this petition, have as many people as possible to sign it, and mail it – postage free – to either her Ottawa or Sidney offices. With as few as 25 signatures, Elizabeth can present your petition to the government in the House of Commons.
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We call on the Government of Canada to collaborate with the provinces on the immediate development and implementation of a comprehensive national strategy to reduce waste in Canada, including the development of mandatory Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs and Deposit/Return programs, which will both reduce environmental impacts and save Canadians‟ money.