On September 4, 2013, TEA and over a dozen other NGOs (non-governmental organizations) submitted a joint statement to the Ministry of the Environment on the proposed Waste Reduction Act (Bill 91) and accompanying Strategy.
The letter highlighted four important principles.
- Protection of the environment and human health must be the primary goal of Bill 91.
- A goal of zero waste should be explicit in the Waste Reduction Act.
- A clear hierarchy of waste reduction is essential.
- Polluter Pays: Waste from all sectors, geographical regions and in all forms should be regulated