Pay-as-you-throw fees and 4 more ways to reduce waste
‘It shouldn’t be free to pollute’: Charge for packaging, study suggests.
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There are lots of ways to motivate everyone — including people who don’t care about the environment — to reduce their waste, says a new report from the Smart Prosperity Institute, an environmental-economic think-tank based at the University of Ottawa.
Those methods are mostly a matter of targeting people’s wallets and making polluters pay more, according the policy brief released last week.
“It shouldn’t be free to pollute,” says Katherine Monahan, senior research associate at the institute and lead author of the report.