My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Is a zero waste policy coming to Canada???

Here's a policy the Greens just love....
Householders could be fined £1,000 if they throw food scraps and potato peelings into the dustbin under a Government 'zero waste' policy.

They will be forced to sift through their rubbish for anything that can be recycled, reused, rotted or burnt for electricity.

The crackdown will create so much recyclable material that homes could be given five wheelie bins and waste boxes to cope.

The controversial zero waste policy - part of the Government's drive to cut greenhouse gas emissions - will be unveiled tomorrow by Environment Minister Hilary Benn.

The plans are due to be outlined at a 'waste summit' aimed at finding new ways to halve the 62million tons of rubbish sent to landfill each year.

Ministers will discuss the issue with councils, businesses and waste experts.

Yesterday, Mr Benn said the Government would launch a consultation early next year into banning food, cans, paper and glass from landfill.

Homes that persistently break the rules by putting food waste in the ordinary dustbin could face fines of £1,000 or more.
Just how many waste bins and recyclable boxes can be forced upon us?


Anonymous Philanthropist said...

Roadside dumping will become a problem as government bureaucrats get more intolerant of the dirty peasants and try to force rules upon them.

2:42 PM  
Blogger Louise said...

I once used to separate my vegetable peelings and what not from the rest of my garbage, but soon decided that all that mold that developed wasn't such a good thing. Kind of hard for apartment dwellers to do that anyway.

6:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hillary Benn - the son of a militant Communist/Socialist - willing to lie, cheat and trick his way through politics to impose his warped extreme far-left policies just as his father still does.

Thank god they'll all be booted out in a few months.

11:35 PM  

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