Res #: 37-16A
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment
WHEREAS many farmers are using plastic grain bags for temporary storage; and
WHEREAS some bags are being improperly disposed of, either by burning or being left to disintegrate, causing an environmental concern; and
WHEREAS there is no onus or responsibility on the retailers selling the bags to receive the bags back to where they were sold; and
WHEREAS Ag Chemical dealers are required to charge a deposit on chemical containers and return the deposit when the container is returned to the dealer;
BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Provincial Government to require that the retailers selling grain bags be compelled to charge a deposit on the grain bags at the time of their sale and to pay back to the producer the deposit when the used bags are returned to the dealer for proper disposal.