The Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority is mandated by the Government of Ontario to advance a circular economy and achieve a waste-free Ontario, as outlined in the Strategy for a Waste-Free Ontario: Building the Circular Economy.
A circular economy today for a waste-free tomorrow
Enforce producer responsibility and advocate for the circular economy to spur innovation and protect the environment
Integrity: We believe in working in ways that consistently earn the trust and respect of our colleagues and those we regulate and work with outside the organization in achieving the Authority’s mandate. Open dialogue and transparency are key to achieving this trust.
Inclusion: Our practices continuously evolve to ensure we reflect and include the value of diversity (ethnicity, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, education, faith, gender, culture, race, perspectives, work experiences and lifestyles) in our every day work. We acknowledge that we operate in a changing society and we will reflect that change in our work.
Collaboration: We work with team members, colleagues, stakeholders and partners to build consensus and solve problems, recognizing our obligation to deliver on our regulatory mandate.
Innovation: We create, and seek to support others in creating, new solutions by listening, learning and being open to new ideas and approaches.
Fairness: Our policies, systems, and practices are designed and implemented based on principles that ensure the realization of our mission without favoritism or discrimination. We will begin by assuming positive intent.
Accountability: We acknowledge and take responsibility for our actions, decisions, and policies, ensuring they meet the spirit of our values and reflect the mandate in which RPRA has been entrusted.
With the proclamation of the Waste-Free Ontario Act, 2016 on November 30, 2016, the former Waste Diversion Ontario was overhauled as the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority, with responsibility to oversee programs continued under the Waste Diversion Transition Act, 2016 and enforce compliance with regulations established under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016.
Historical Waste Diversion Ontario documents and reports can be obtained on request by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Board of Directors is responsible for the overall strategic direction and governance of the Authority. The Board is accountable for the Authority’s short- and long‐term compliance with its mandated objectives and accountability under the Acts and the Operating Agreement with the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change.
Our staff is committed to achieving the Authority’s mandate and brings a vast array of experience and diversity to our work. We are led by an executive management team responsible for effective leadership and the overall management of the Authority’s strategic direction and day-to-day operations.
How We Operate
The Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 (RRCEA) and the Waste Diversion Transition Act, 2016 (WDTA) outline the legislative framework for the responsibilities, powers and duties delegated to the Authority by the Government of Ontario. This includes overseeing industry funding organizations and industry stewardship organizations and the waste diversion programs they operate and ensuring compliance by producers with responsibilities under the RRCEA.