CHRISTINE MOORE PROPOSES TO HAVE CANADA POST COLLECT E-WASTE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

3 October 2016

 

MP TO PRESENT BRIEF TO PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE REVIEWING CANADA POST SERVICES

 

ROUYN-NORANDA – Further to the release of the Canada Post Review Task Force’s discussion paper, MP Christine Moore (Abitibi—Témiscamingue) has suggested that Canada Post’s delivery network across the country be used to collect waste electrical and electronic equipment (e‑waste), an option that was not considered in the report.

The NDP MP believes that this initiative would meet the Task Force’s evaluation criteria in that it has the potential to improve the Corporation’s annual operating income, is in line with market dynamics and fits with the Corporation’s existing capabilities. “The resale of e‑waste to certified recyclers could be profitable for Canada Post and the residual materials market is still expanding,” said Christine Moore.

The MP for Abitibi—Témiscamingue believes that Canada Post Corporation must diversify its services in order to maintain and develop its network, especially in rural areas. “Enabling citizens to get rid of their old equipment at the post office strikes me as an interesting solution to increase e‑waste collection and recycling and reduce the environmental impact of e‑waste. Moreover, most of these items were delivered to households by mail in the first place,” said Moore.

Christine Moore has already met with environmental stakeholders in the region, and will now hold a public consultation to hear the views and ideas of citizens on this proposal. The meeting will be held on:

Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., in the TÉMABEX ROOM

56 Perreault West, Rouyn-Noranda

Christine Moore already consults constituents via her website. “The best solutions often come from citizens, which is why I like to have their opinions; that’s what resonates with me when I return to Ottawa,” she added. On October 21, Moore will present a brief to the committee reviewing Canada Post’s mandate.