Environmental Regulations

The Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks have taken steps to foster the continued growth towards a circular economy.  As such, they have created three acts that producers, manufactures and distributors must comply with when selling products in Ontario

Resource Recover and Circular Economy Act (RRCEA)

This act has begun replacing existing provincial waste diversion programs and industry funding organizations (IFO) with an individual producer responsibility system (IPR). The first program to be replaced was the used tires program. New regulations for batteries and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) are currently in the works. Under this new framework, producers will be legally responsible for end-of-life management of the products and packaging they sell in the province of Ontario.  

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Waste Diversion Transition Act (WDTA)

Ontario’s existing waste diversion programs and industry funded organizations like Ontario Tire Stewardship and winding down through the guidelines outlined in WDTA.

This Act outlines the legislative framework for the winding down of waste diversion programs and industry funded organizations which will now be governed under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act (RRCEA).

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Ontario Tires Regulation

This is the new standard for prescribed producers to be responsible for the end-of-life management of waste generated from the products and packaging they sell in Ontario. Tire Regulation.

Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA)

Playing a key role in supporting the province’s circular economy goals, RPRA will enforce the requirements set forward by the province for end of life products and packaging.

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Important Dates

August 31, 2018 – producers must register with REPRA and identify if they are self-complying or using a PRO like Ryse Solutions.

October 31, 2018 – Registration deadline for service providers, including tire collectors, haulers, retreaders and processors.

November 15, 2018 – As a producer, you must report: 

• The sites in your collection system

• The names of the tire haulers, retreaders and processors in your tire collection or management system

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