Section 44 of the Waste Diversion Act, 2002 (WDA) requires the Minister to undertake a review of the Act, to inform the public of the review, prepare a written report on the review and make the report available to the public.
The Ministry initiated this review in October 2008, by releasing a discussion paper: Towards a Zero Waste Future: Review of the Waste Diversion Act, 2002, and undertaking a public consultation process.
The Minister's Report conveys the results of the review and launches a public dialogue on the Government of Ontario's proposal for changes to the waste diversion framework. The report examines the economic and environmental challenges and opportunities associated with waste diversion, and using extended producer responsibility as the foundation for Ontario's waste diversion framework. The report reflects many of the key issues that were raised during our consultations and recommends a path forward for Ontario that would make us a true leader in waste diversion, and supports a greener and more prosperous Ontario.