[41] Bill 173 Original (PDF)


The Bill enacts the Reducing Waste One Pod at a Time Act, 2017, which prohibits persons from selling or offering for sale at retail single-use beverage pods unless they are fully compostable.  The Act comes into force four years after it receives Royal Assent.

Bill 173 2017

An Act respecting the sale of single-use beverage pods

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:


1 In this Act,

"single-use beverage pod" means a container used in a coffee maker to prepare a single serving of coffee or other beverage.


2 (1)  No person shall sell or offer for sale at retail a single-use beverage pod unless it is fully compostable. 

Prescribed requirements

(2)  A single-use beverage pod is fully compostable if it satisfies the prescribed requirements.


3 A person who contravenes section 2 is guilty of an offence and on conviction is liable to a fine of not more than $5,000.


4 The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations prescribing requirements for the purposes of subsection 2 (2).


5 This Act comes into force on the fourth anniversary of the day it receives Royal Assent.

Short title

6 The short title of this Act is the Reducing Waste One Pod at a Time Act, 2017.