Miller's Private Members' Bill Passes Unanimously
Earlier this week, the Ontario Legislature passed Bill 228, Keeping Polystyrene Out of Ontario’s Lakes and Rivers Act.
The Bill, introduced by Parry Sound-Muskoka MPP Norm Miller, is designed to require polystyrene foam used in docks and other floating structures to be encapsulated in order to prevent pieces from breaking off and polluting the waterways.
Miller says “It is almost impossible to walk along the shoreline of Georgian Bay and other large bodies of water without seeing large or small pieces of dock foam. I introduced this Bill in an effort to reduce the damage this kind of plastic pollution is doing to our lakes, shorelines and wildlife.”
The Bill received support from individuals across the province and from local and provincial environmental and conservation groups.
The Bill received support from all parties in the Legislature and passed unanimously.