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Hunter touches on EPR recycling legislation

Posted on January 4, 2023 by Taber Times

By Cole Parkinson
Taber Times

With the provincial government exploring an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) engagement in 2021, they collected feedback from Albertans in an online survey about what they want to see.

As of right now, the government says feedback has been collected and they put together the design of the EPR approach to single-use plastics, packaging and paper products, and hazardous and special products. On Dec. 3, Bill 83 — the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Amendment Act came into force to enable the EPR framework.

“When you are trying to figure out the right strategy for your ability to recycle and work within a system that is sustainable, we have certainly been effective in being able to say ‘let’s put a price to products that can be recycled so we can have that circular economy within things that can be recycled,’” explained Taber-Warner MLA Grant Hunter.

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