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Waste & pollution

Liberal

  • Ban harmful single-use plastics.
  • Set new standards and targets for businesses that manufacture plastic products or sell items with plastic packaging to have them take full responsibility for collecting and recycling.
  • Strengthen the Environmental Protection Act.

Conservative

  • Work with provinces and municipalities to put an end to raw sewage being dumped in waterways.
  • Review and modernize air quality standards.
  • Reinstate the Lake Simcoe Clean-Up fund.
  • Ban export of plastic waste.

NDP

Ban single-use plastics and help municipalities improve waste management and recycling programmes.

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Green

  • Set targets to reduce production of solid waste.
  • Hold manufacturers financially responsible for waste.
  • Require an increasing percentage of recycled plastic feedstock in durable plastic products.
  • Require all products to be fully recyclable.
  • Phase out export of solid waste.

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