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News Release: October 3, 2019

Waste Management Strategic Advisory Committee endorses the Region of Peel

The committee supports for a province-wide single-use plastics strategy discussion

Brampton, ON (October 3, 2019) – Today, Peel Region’s Waste Management Strategic Advisory Committee endorsed Peel’s support for a province-wide single-use plastics strategy and our participation in discussions with the Province, the Retail Council of Canada and other stakeholders to develop a harmonized, Ontario-wide strategy for single-use plastics.

“The Region of Peel will gladly participate in a conversation around the creation of a province-wide, single-use plastics reduction strategy,” said Regional Chair Nando Iannicca. “This decision is in-line with Regional Council’s earlier support for a provincial plastics strategy to reduce waste and keep plastics out of the environment. The Region of Peel welcomes the Province’s harmonized approach and looks forward to actively participating in this new initiative.”

According to Norman Lee, Director of Waste Management, “Single-use plastics are a concern for Peel’s residents, cause litter in our environment and can be problematic in Peel’s waste processing facilities. We look forward to working with the province and other stakeholders to lessen the impact of single-use plastics on our environment.”

The Region of Peel has worked with the Retail Council of Canada, the Ministry of Environment and other stakeholders to develop successful policies that benefit the communities we serve. This initiative will help to build environmental resilience and increase waste diversion, which are two of the Region’s 2018-2022 Term of Council Priorities.

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for more than 1.5 million people and 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. Recognized as a leader in management and service delivery, the Region of Peel is the only government organization at any level to receive Excellence Canada's Platinum Award for Excellence, Innovation and Wellness®. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.

Media Contacts

Sangeeta Sundaresan
Communication Specialist, Public Works
Region of Peel
905-791-7800 ext. 7963