Ontario Parks May Ban Disposable Propane Canisters!
July 5, 2008
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Ontario Parks will not restock disposable propane containers their stores when the current supply runs out.
If the problem persists, we may have to consider an outright ban on the use of disposable propane canisters in provincial parks.
Non-refillable propane canisters = Expensive Garbage! from a recent blog post over at the Ontario Parks Blog
“Campers have been leaving behind about 50,000 of these non-refillable canisters in our provincial parks every year! Because the containers are considered “hazardous waste,” we can’t just take them to the local landfill. We have to hire firms that specialize in disposing of this kind of material?and it’s not cheap. At $2.50 per cylinder, it costs us almost as much to get rid of the cylinders as it does for consumers to buy them. What we spend to dispose of these containers every year could be used to buy 800 picnic tables, or 890 fireplace grills, or outfit five children’s playgrounds… so we’re asking for your help.” Don’t leave your propane canisters behind in Ontario’s provincial parks.
The Parks Blog asks campers to “convert to regular refillable propane tanks, or choose equipment that uses another fuel.”
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