​Reducing waste from single-use coffee pods a good initiative

Matt Richter, GPO candidate in Parry Sound Muskoka, made the following statement on MPP Norm Miller’s Bill 173 An Act respecting the sale of single-use beverage pods: 

“Thank you to Norm Miller for taking the initiative with Bill 173 to support fully compostable single-use coffee pods.

Keeping the millions of pods used annually out of garbage dumps helps the environment and our economy.

Ontario entrepreneurs already have the creativity to come up with various compostable options. Passing Bill 173 will help support this creativity, promoting a sustainable business model and reducing trash that affects the bottom line of every municipality.

The Green Party has long called for a zero waste strategy, involving businesses and consumers in creating a system for sustainable waste management.

Thanks to MPP Miller for taking this step in addressing a growing waste problem. We just wish it had a faster implementation than four years – we support taking urgent action.

I urge the other parties at Queen’s Park to support MPP Miller’s initiative.”