Your morning coffee could be getting more environmentally friendly.

Norm Miller, MPP for Parry Sound-Muskoka and Andrea Khanjin, MPP for Barrie-Innisfil and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Environment, Conservation, and Parks, visited Muskoka Roastery Coffee Co. in Huntsville yesterday to promote the compostable coffee pod bill.

Miller and Khanjin made the visit in support of the Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan “Preserving and Protecting our Environment for Future Generations” released by Minister Rod Phillips.

Miller has previously introduced Private Members Bills in 2005 and 2007 that dealt with reducing waste in consumer packaging.

“I believe this is a good plan to protect our environment while also protecting our economy,” said Miller. “I am pleased to see a comprehensive plan to meet Ontario’s targets under the Paris Accord as well as protect our water, land, and air, reduce waste and increase our resilience to climate change.”

A big part of the plan is to end the use of single-use plastic pods in coffee packaging.  As well the government is considering ways to make producers responsible for what happens to a product’s packaging after it has been purchased and used.

Muskoka Roastery sells four of its popular blends for pod coffee makers using PῧrPod100 ™.  The pods are compostable, unlike normal coffee pods that use plastic.

Miller knows how environmentally sensitive the Muskoka area is and applauds legislation that will help protect that.

“Parry Sound-Muskoka includes some of Ontario’s greatest and most sensitive bodies of water so I am thrilled to see a requirement for real-time reporting of sewage overflows,” said Miller.