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Ontario, Canada, Could Ban Food Waste From Trash Bins by 2022

By banning food waste from curbside trash bins, Ontario could reduce greenhouse gas emissions in landfills by 2.2 megatonnes.

In an effort to reduce the amount of food waste being sent to landfills, Ontario, Canada, has created a strategy for “a waste-free Ontario” that includes 15 action points to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from landfills. One of those action points is banning food waste and other materials like beverage containers and corrugated cardboard from curbside trash bins by 2022.

According to a discussion paper prepared by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, food and organic waste made up about a third of Ontario’s total waste in 2014 and nearly 2.4 million tonnes of food and organic waste was sent to landfill in 2014.

By banning food waste from curbside trash bins, Ontario could reduce greenhouse gas emissions in landfills by 2.2 megatonnes, according to the discussion paper.

CBC News has more information:

Ontario wants to ban food waste from being thrown in curbside trash bags by 2022.

Food and organic waste made up about a third of Ontario's total waste in 2014, according to a discussion paper prepared by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change.

That same paper states that nearly 2.4 million tonnes of food and organic waste was sent to disposal at landfills in 2014.

Read the full story here.

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