Grain Bag Policy
Res #: 8-15A
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture
WHEREAS grain bags are a pollution hazard; and
WHEREAS grain bags attract rodents; and
WHERAS in some cases grain bags are being burned;
BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the government to implement a grain bag policy which would include a refundable deposit being required when grain bags are purchased.
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE RESPONSE
The Ministry of Agriculture agrees it is important to have a permanent grain bag recycling program. Our Ministry is working closely with the Ministry of Environment on this issue. Environment is considering regulations that would require industry stewards to create, fund and operate a permanent recycling program for grain bags. We will ensure that the Ministry of Environment is aware of your views on this issue as they move forward on this issue.