I spoke about how I wanted an electronic recycling surcharge on equipment in an earlier post:
while Ontario is looking at options for a Electronic Waste Recycling program we’re still months if not years away. In my opinion this just isn’t good enough. Charge a levy on all computers now. While I hate spending more money – the government seemed in a damned rush to make us get our wine bottles into the ‘beer store’ for recycling reasons (though I thought most people recycled them anyways.) I’m sure we can get this done quickly, I’m not sure why we’re not setting a faster pace.
Well it looks as though there has been some movement on this. But its still not good enough.
The earliest a program could be underway in Ontario is 2009 and, if there’s political or consumer backlash, it could take even longer. There is a provincial election Oct. 10.
I’m glad to see movement but two years? I can’t help but think the up coming election is pushing this out. And as the article points out this is the third announcement of this initiative since 2004. The provincial government could be moving forward much faster..