Glass beverage container deposit legislation a success for Ontario
by Irwin Rapoport
Ontario’s Deposit Return Program (ODRP) – Bag-it-Back – for eligible empty alcohol beverage containers went into effect last February and thus far, the program is a proven success as a means of ensuring the recycling of glass, plastic and metal materials that might otherwise end up in landfills.
“Ontarians have responded enthusiastically to the program and through their participation, we are achieving significant wins for the environment,” says Anne Dunderdale, the media relations coordinator for the Ministry of Public Infrastructure Renewal. “Finding ways to reduce waste is one of the most important issues facing Ontario and this program plays a significant part in that effort, so that Ontario families can enjoy healthy communities for years to come.”