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Protecting the Environment

Metro Vancouver and its member municipalities are responsible for long-term planning and disposal of the waste generated by residents and businesses in the region, guided by our sustainability principles and a commitment to the environmental integrity and livability of the region. Managing the waste system needs to be both responsive to our citizen’s expectations of high environmental stewardship and affordable.

Question

 

One of the most pressing waste management issues faced by local governments in British Columbia today is the illegal dumping of larger household items such as mattresses, bedframes and larger furniture items, none of which are included in any of BC's nationally recognized product stewardship programs that mandate the collection and recycling of designated products by industry. This not only blemishes neighbourhoods and produces potential public hazards, it also burdens local governments with significant incremental costs to dispose of the hazard, costs that are eventually passed on to residents and businesses alike.

If elected, will your party commit to working with Metro Vancouver and industry to expand provincial EPR programs to include mattresses, furniture, and other large, bulky items by 2018?

 

 

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