CONTROVERSIAL ECO FEES SOON TO BE SCRAPPED IN ONTARIO

Aug 28, 2013

By Jane Brown

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Consumer “eco fees” could soon be scrapped by the Ontario government.  The controversial levies apply  to a number of items that can be recycled, such as  electronics and tires.  Environment Minister Jim Bradley has introduced legislation that would end the practice of tacking on the fee to your purchases at the cash register.  Bradley told the New AM 740’s Goldhawk Fights Back, producers will pick up the cost of recycling.  “They’re going to find innovative ways to recycle and to reclaim things, as opposed to simply plunking it with one organization and paying whatever that organization can charge them, and then tacking that on as an eco fee.  So, he says I think you’ll see those actual costs go down for the producers, as opposed to going up.  And ultimately they should be able to charge less for their product.”

You can listen to the entire interview here

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