Private Member Law Passed to Require Encapsulated Polystyrene in Docks, Platforms or Buoys

Your investment is making a difference in cleaning up dock foam litter.
Georgian Bay Forever would like to offer our congratulations to MPP Miller for the successful passing into law of his Ontario Private Member’s Bill 228 – Keeping Polystyrene Out of Ontario’s Lakes and Rivers Act. The bill received Royal assent on May 20, 2021.

The bill “requires persons who sell, offer to sell or construct floating docks, floating platforms or buoys to ensure that any expanded or extruded polystyrene in the dock, platform or buoy is fully encapsulated”.
We can now go beyond imagining that this one source of pollution will be stopped.
Next generations won’t have to pick this litter up off shorelines in order to restore their beauty and make shorelines and aquatic habitats safer for wildlife.
It’s not going to end all the litter – but it makes a difference! Ninety percent of all lake life is born, raised, and fed in the area where land and water meet.

From Georgian Bay Forever