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Nationwide post-consumer hort plastics recycling program in the works


September 4, 2008
By Landscape Ontario

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Nationwide post-consumer hort plastics recycling program in the works
Landscape Ontario is working to create the first nationwide post-consumer horticultural plastics recycling program in the world.

Landscape Ontario is working to create the first nationwide post-consumer horticultural plastics recycling program in the world. A movement is underway to restrict plastic containers. To date, water bottles and plastic bags are the most visible targets in the discussion. As members of the green industry, those in the horticultural trades understand the need to help the environment.
 
Items that are targeted include plastic garden pots, trays, tags, irrigation pipes and greenhouse poly. The partnership will include recycling companies, pot manufacturers, garden centres, nurseries and growers. Pots, trays and tags would be collected directly from consumers at centres right across Canada. Landscape Ontario is investigating funding for the recycling program.
 
Those interested in learning more about the program, may observe and talk to those involved at the association’s trade show, Garden Expo, from October 21 – 22 at the Toronto Congress Centre.

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