LANDFILLMay 31, 2017
Mr. Ernie Hardeman: I have a petition here to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.
“Whereas many of the resources of this planet are finite and are necessary to sustain both life and quality of life for future generations;
“Whereas the disposal of resources in landfills creates environmental hazards which have significant human and financial costs;
“Whereas all levels of government are elected to guarantee their constituents’ physical, financial, emotional and mental well-being;
“Whereas the health risks to the community and watershed increase in direct relationship to the proximity of any landfill site;
“Whereas the placement of a landfill in a limestone quarry has been shown to be detrimental;
“Whereas the placement of a landfill in the headwaters of multiple highly vulnerable aquifers is detrimental;
“Therefore be it resolved that we, the undersigned, humbly petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as follows:
“To implement a moratorium in Oxford county, Ontario, on any future landfill construction or approval until such time as a full and comprehensive review of alternatives has been completed which would examine best practices in other jurisdictions around the world;
“That this review of alternatives would give particular emphasis to (a) practices which involve the total recycling or composting of all products currently destined for landfill sites in Ontario and (b) the production of goods which can be practically and efficiently recycled or reused so as to not require disposal.”
I thank you very much for allowing me the time to present this petition. I affix my signature as I agree with this petition.