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, October 21-22 at the Toronto Congress Centre. Landscape Ontario is the largest landscape trade association in Canada, with over 2,000 members.
About Landscape Ontario
Landscape Ontario is the largest horticultural trade association in North America with more than 2,000 members. Its mission is to be the leader in representing, promoting and fostering a favorable environment for the advancement of the horticultural industry in Ontario.
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