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Dear Editor,

Your May 17 editorial on recycling has the correct diagnosis.

Your prescription to solve the problem misses the elephant in the room.

Manufacturers operate on the profit motive. Maximum profit under existing rules.

Presently there are no rules. Municipalities are creations of the province, and municipal politicians do not like to tell provincial politicians what to do. They might not be considered for their next grant.

Municipalities do not have the legislative power to make rules for manufacturers.

The Provincial Government in Ontario has chosen NOT to make even basic, common sense rules for manufacturers as far as environmental/re-cycling/municipal solid waste issues are concerned.

WHY is this not an election issue??


Karl Braeker, Meaford

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