Enhancing Public Reporting of Resource Recovery Data and RPRA Compliance Activities

RPRA consulted on Enhancing Public Reporting of Resource Recovery Data and RPRA Compliance Activities from Wednesday, June 22 to Friday, August 5, 2022.

Read the consultation proposal for further information on the purpose of the consultation and to review questions RPRA sought feedback on:

Stakeholders were encouraged to visit RPRA’s Resource Recovery Reports webpage to review publicly reported resource recovery information currently available for the Tires, Batteries and ITT/AV programs and submit feedback by August 5. All feedback received will be considered when enhancing RPRA’s public reporting. A consultation report summarizing the feedback we received will be posted on the consultation page once finalized.

Background

Producers obligated under Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 (RRCEA) regulations are required to annually report to RPRA the amount of materials they supply into the Ontario market and the amount of materials collected and reused, refurbished or processed.

RPRA is responsible for providing information to the public about Ontario’s progress in advancing a circular economy, including reporting publicly on how producers are meeting the resource recovery requirements set out in the regulations. RPRA is also required to report publicly on compliance and enforcement activities.

As of June 2, 2022, reports have been separated from the annual report and published on RPRA’s Resource Recovery Reports webpage in an effort to allow for more flexible and earlier reporting of data. RPRA is seeking feedback on how it is currently publicly reporting data.