An entrepreneur from Yorkton says he collected more than 1.8 million kilograms of used grain bags over the past few years, helping his neighbours deal with their mounting plastic problem.
Dallon Leger’s business, EcoGenX, transported the grain bags to a company in the United States that would recycle them.
The company would turn the bags into various agricultural plastic products, including new grain bags.
EcoGenX would then sell the recycled product in Saskatchewan.
But he says the Saskatchewan government has recently took him to court and won, fining him for not following the province’s grain bag regulations.
Court determined he did not operate a product stewardship program that was approved by the environment minister.
He was fined $580 and must pay $10,604 to Cleanfarms, a regulated non-profit that also collects grain bags in the province.