Reducing toxics in Ontario and across Canada is an ongoing challenge for businesses today. Ontario's Toxics Reduction Act (TRA) requires subject facilities to look at ways to reduce their use, creation and release of toxic substances. The first toxic substance reduction plans and plan summaries are due by December 31, 2012.
This program applies to small and medium-sized manufacturers, located in Ontario, with fewer than 500 employees at any one facility; providing information to the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI), or reporting for acetone under O. Reg. 127/01 and captured by the Toxics Reduction Act, 2009.
The Excellence In Manufacturing Consortium is pleased to introduce this program initiative led by The Bloom Centre for Sustainability (BLOOM) seeking to assist small and medium-sized manufacturers subject to the TRA to find real "business value" in the form of cost-savings and business risks reduction through on-site technical assistance and cost-shared funding to address their environmental priorities, including toxics reduction and to improve their bottom line.
- Is your facility subject to Ontario's Toxics Reduction Act?
- Are you interested in reducing your costs and business risks around toxics and sewer discharges, and meeting or exceeding your regulatory requirements?
- Are you interested in saving money and reducing your environmental footprint?
A financial incentive of $7,000 is available through BLOOM to help off-set costs of retaining an approved 3rd party expert to conduct assessments.
Additional information is available on the BLOOM website.
Please note that this program is coming to an end on June 29th, 2012. If you are interested in participating, please contact:
Vice President, Sustainability
The Bloom Centre for Sustainability (BLOOM)
You can also find more information on the Ministry of Environment website.
In the fall, EMC Canada is looking forward to partnering with BLOOM on the Sustainability Applied 2012 Conference being held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on October17th and 18th, 2012. Please mark your calandar to attend what promises to be a very informative and interactive event! Click here for more information
All the best,