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Title:Source Separated Organics Program Update

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Type:1 1 #:À l’échelle de la ville
Version:1st Sponsor:
Meeting Date:2018-Mar-26 2018-Mar-26 2 Ward:City Wide
Meeting Type:ECPC Video: View Video
Attachments:03 - ACS2018-PWE-GEN-0003 - SSO Program Update (FR).docx    03 - Document 1 - ACS2018-PWE-GEN-0003 (EN).docx    03 - Document 1 - ACS2018-PWE-GEN-0003 (FR).docx    03 - Document 2 - ACS2018-PWE-GEN-0003 (EN).docx    03 - Document 2 - ACS2018-PWE-GEN-0003 (FR).docx    03 - Document 3 - ACS2018-PWE-GEN-0003 (EN).docx    03 - Document 3 - ACS2018-PWE-GEN-0003 (FR).docx    
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History
 1st12018-Mar-26ECPC
Vote Records
Passed    Motion To: Moved by / Motion de: Councillor Chernushenko WHEREAS compostable plastic products and packaging are a relatively new and emerging waste stream in Canada, and plastic packaging, in particular, has traditionally been part of the Blue Box program in Ontario; and WHEREAS, as noted by the Province in their Proposed Food and Organic Waste Framework, these new types of products and packaging, especially in relation to food waste, are creating both challenges and opportunities for waste reduction and resource recovery; and WHEREAS there is broad recognition that more work needs to be done by producers, waste processors, and governments to better integrate these materials into Ontario’s circular economy as they become more common; and WHEREAS the Province has also indicated that producer responsibility should be taken into account with regards to the waste reduction and resource recovery of compostable plastic products and packaging that producers sell in Ontario; and WHEREAS, although the expanded Green Bin Program will, if approved, accept compostable plastic bags, the City of Ottawa is not currently in a position to accept compostable plastic products or packaging in Green Bins due to the untested impacts in Orgaworld’s aerobic process and the increased risk of introducing contamination for the new waste stream (noting that biodegradable, degradable and compostable do not process the same way, though consumers may see them as interchangeable), including cost implications of doing so; and WHEREAS the Province has identified the need to consider the end of life management and recovery of compostable plastic products and packaging in its draft Policy Statement for the proposed Food and Organic Waste Framework, but has yet to identify specific standards or practices to govern this new waste stream; and WHEREAS, in the absence of clear Provincial direction to stakeholders and producers, and given the recognition of the longer-term need to make progress on this issue, municipalities like Toronto are developing proposed policies and criteria that they will use to consider accepting new materials into their waste diversion programs, including the processing technology for these waste streams; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT staff investigate the feasibility of expanding Ottawa’s Green Bin Program to accept new items, for example compostable coffee pods and compostable cutlery, within the first two years of the expanded program, and that staff report back to Council on their findings as part of the broader waste diversion report coming to Council in 2019.
(Councillor / Conseiller) S. Moffatt  Absent
(Councillor / Conseiller) R. Chiarelli  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) D. Chernushenko  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) M. Taylor  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) J. Cloutier  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) R. Brockington  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) J. Mitic  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) J. Leiper  Yes
(Councillor / Conseillère) C. McKenney  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) M. Qaqish  Yes
Passed    Motion To:
(Councillor / Conseiller) S. Moffatt  Absent
(Councillor / Conseiller) R. Chiarelli  Absent
(Councillor / Conseiller) D. Chernushenko  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) M. Taylor  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) J. Cloutier  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) R. Brockington  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) J. Mitic  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) J. Leiper  No
(Councillor / Conseillère) C. McKenney  No
(Councillor / Conseiller) M. Qaqish  Yes