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Ontario wants to ban food waste from trash bags in five years

Ontario wants to ban food waste from being thrown in curbside trash bags by 2022.

Food and organic waste made up about a third of Ontario's total waste in 2014, according to a discussion paper prepared by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change.

That same paper states that nearly 2.4 million tonnes of food and organic waste was sent to disposal at landfills in 2014.

To combat this the province announced a strategy for "a waste-free Ontario" that includes 15 action points to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from landfills.