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Waste Audits – The Need for Waste Audits in Ontario

The Environmental Protection Act in Ontario
 
The Environmental Protection Act has been put in place by the Ontario government as a means of regulating the amount of emissions and waste that are released into the environment. This legislation serves to protect both the environment and the citizens of the province by forcing businesses in the province to comply with contaminant regulations in order to be able to operate legally.
 
In order to show compliance with the regulations, a waste audit and waste reduction work plan must be completed for regulated facilities. The Ministry of the Environment is the governing body for waste generation and disposal in Ontario and they are responsible for regulating the levels of contaminants that are released into the environment. In order to operate in compliance in Ontario a regulated facility must conduct a waste audit and complete a waste reduction work plan for their facility operations.
 
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