Fine paper Recycling in the Bioregion of the County of Haliburton
Departments: Canadian Studies and Environmental Studies
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The paper examines the governmental strategies for paper diversion from landfills in place at the time of writing within the context of the government document "Keeping Paper Out of Ontario Landfills: Progress and Action", published in 1993. Locally, the project moves to an assessment of the Fine Paper Recycling Program set up in Haliburton County.
Using the initiatives of reduction, reuse, and recycling, the Ontario government set a goal of reducing waste by 50% by the year 2000. The work of the Waste Reduction Office of the Ministry of Environment and Energy during the early 1990s is outlined, pointing out the successes and barriers to the program. Building on these initiatives, Haliburton County began its own fine paper recycling program and the paper describes the background to this program, its implementation process, and suggests reasons for its eventual demise along with that of the Waste Management Department. In conclusion, the author suggests areas for future research.