Environment & Energy Report

Pepsi Among Companies Put in Charge of Recycling in Ontario

Aug. 15, 2019, 10:43 PM

PepsiCo Inc., Unilever and other retail product manufacturers will shoulder the full cost of curbside recycling in Canada’s largest province after a review found widespread support for the shift.

Ontario will gradually move responsibility for its 240 Blue Box programs from municipalities to companies between 2023 and 2025, a transition that will save cities between C$125 million to C$175 million ($94 million to $131 million) each year, the Environment, Conservation and Parks Ministry announced Aug. 15.

“This shift is a big step towards diverting waste, addressing plastic pollution, and creating a new recycling economy that everyone can...

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