On August 27, the Agglomeration Council formally adopted the final draft of the Plan directeur de gestion des matières résiduelles de l’agglomération de Montréal 2020-2025, which sets the agenda towards a zero-waste city by the year 2025. The strategy and action plan are now available online (in French only).
The objectives are ambitious. For the next 5 years, the City will look to achieve:
- 10% drop in the generation of residual materials
- 70% drop in the elimination rate
- 50% drop in food waste
The Plan focuses on priorities, namely the reduction at source, diversion of organic materials from disposal, and mobilization of stakeholders.
RCC is happy to report the published Zero-Waste Plan is much more realistic than expected. RCC made several suggestions, in addition to submitting formal recommendations last month outlining retailers’ operating realities. Many of RCC’s concerns on behalf of retailers have been acknowledged and addressed. See also: RCC’s Stewardship Programs of Canada Database