WATCH: MPP Miller pushes for compostable coffee pod sales across Ontario
Norm Miller at Queen's Park (Supplied by MPP Norm Miller's Office)
Norm Miller wants to change the world one cup of coffee at a time.
The Parry Sound Muskoka MPP has introduced a new private member’s bill at Queen’s Park that would push to make compostable single-cup coffee pods the new industry standard in Ontario. Miller says a compostable pod producer in Toronto has already been testing a product in Muskoka.
Miller says these pods can break down within five weeks of being composted.
Currently, coffee pods are made with recyclable plastic, but Miller says most pods get tossed in the trash because it’s difficult to clean the coffee grains out. He says just releasing a compostable coffee pod on the market isn’t a solution either. Municipal officials are concerned coffee pod buyers will confuse the compostable version with the plastic type of pods. Miller says the Reducing Waste One Pod at a Time Act is the best solution.
If this bill is passed it would make Ontario the first place in North America to make compostable pods the industry standard.
Since the bill was introduced at Queen’s Park, the Green Party of Ontario has announced its support for Miller’s initiative.
You can watch Miller’s announcement of his new bill below: