Make manufacturers create recyclable products
East York Mirror
To the editor:
Re: ‘Easy steps for better waste diversion,’ Editorial, Aug. 16.
While I agree with the gist of the editorial that we must each do our part to sort our trash properly, I believe we need to take a step back further to the origin of our recyclables.
While it may not be an issue for the City of Toronto on its own, all municipalities would benefit from requiring the manufacturers of goods to ensure their products and packaging is recyclable.
This may entail an increase in packaging cost that may be passed onto consumers, but the ultimate savings down the line would more than recover those costs.
I am prepared to do my part in sorting, but I would hope it would be easier knowing all packaging and products were eventually recyclable. This would ensure the 100 per cent compliance you call for in your editorial.