Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change is proposing a regulation under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 (RRCEA) that would make tire producers environmentally accountable and financially responsible for recovering resources and reducing waste associated with tires that they supply into the Ontario market.
It would require producers to meet resource recovery standards and to establish an accessible and convenient tire collection network across Ontario to reduce the amount of tires lost to disposal, among other things. The Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (the Authority) would be responsible for the oversight, compliance and enforcement related to the regulation. The Authority is also responsible for collecting data, through its Registry, from producers and other parties that conduct activities related to resource recovery and waste reduction in order to oversee and assess performance.
The proposed regulation will be posted on the Environmental Registry for a 52 day public review and comment period starting December 01, 2017. Read the proposal here.
Questions and comments can be submitted to the government through the Environmental Registry posting. All comments received prior to January 22, 2018 will be considered as part of the decision-making process by the Ministry if they are submitted in writing or electronically using the form provided in the posting and reference EBR Registry number 013-1716.