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Ontario Government Releases Final Food and Organic Waste Framework

The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change released the Food and Organic Waste Framework on April 30, 2018. For details on the actions and policies, please access the Framework on:

The Food and Organic Waste Framework consists of two complementary components:

  • Food and Organic Waste Action Plan, which outlines strategic commitments to be taken by the province to address food and organic waste.
  • Food and Organic Waste Policy Statement under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016, which provides direction to the province, municipalities, producers, Industrial, Commercial and Institutional sector (e.g. retailers, manufacturers, hospitals, schools), the waste management sector and others to further the provincial interest in waste reduction and resource recovery as it relates to food and organic waste.

The Policy Statement was issued by the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, pursuant to Section 11 of the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016, on April 30, 2018 and came into effect at that time.