Ryse Solutions Inc. works with producers and packaging suppliers to provide compliance, advisory and material recovery solutions to meet ever-changing regulatory and sustainability demands. Our team has over 50 years of collective experience in circular economy solutions, including the design, implementation and management of producer responsibility programs, which cover a broad range of materials, such as tires, waste electronics, hard-to-recycle packaging and batteries. Backed by a well-developed network of collection, processing and end-market assets, we also offer solutions to producers, retailers, manufacturers and packaging suppliers, which include understanding the flow of material in recycling facilities; research and development on the recyclability of consumer plastic packaging and paper products; and, the development and optimization of commodity end markets.
RPRA Legislation Now Includes Lighting
As of January 1, 2023, producers were required to establish and operate a collection system for lighting. This legistration applies to any producer who marketed lighting between January 1, 2018, and November 30, 2022; or within 30 days of marketing lighting if the producer markets lighting after November 30, 2022.
What Lighting is Included?
According to RPRA the following types of lighting are included in the regulation:
- Dimmable light bulb
- Fluorescent bulb
- Halogen bulb
- Headlight bulb
- High intensity discharge (HID) lamp
- Indicator Lights
- Incandescent bulb
- Light emitting diode (LED) bulb
- Mini and miniature bulbs
- Motion activated bulb
- Replacement bulbs & lamps
- Tube light
- UV Lamps
- Wi-Fi light bulb
Are You Considered a Lighting Producer Under RPRA Legislation
A person is considered a lighting producer under the EEE Regulation if they supply lighting into Ontario and:
- are the brand holder of the EEE and have residency in Canada
- have residency in Ontario and import EEE from outside of Ontario
- have residency in Ontario and markets directly to consumers in Ontario (e.g. online sales)
- does not have residency in Ontario and markets directly to consumers in Ontario (e.g. online sales)
Selecting a PRO
A producer responsibility organization (PRO) such as Ryse Solutions Inc. is a business that is contracted by producers to provide collection, management and administrative services to help producers meet their regulatory obligations for lighting. In accordance with the legislation, Ryse Solutions will help you:
- Arrange and operate collection and management systems (hauling, recycling, reuse or refurbishment services)
- Operate a collection or management system
- Prepare and submit reports
The Ryse Solutions team understands most companies have more than one type of regulation to comply with. This is why, for the convenience of our clients, we are proud to be Canada’s first multi-material Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO), experienced in multi-material recovery for both regulated and voluntary programs. We have managed compliance services for 110+ customers including four of Canada’s largest retailers and Fortune500 companies. Whatever the product or package is, we always focus on our customer’s unique needs in the pursuit of a circular economy. If you are a lighting producer that is also a producer of batteries or electronic equipment, know that we have battery compliance services and an Electronics and Electrical Equipment (EEE) compliance service to better serve you. Having one supplier for your Ontario compliance needs not only makes sense but makes cents.
Ontario regulations are complicated and can be confusing. Ryse Solutions is there to help you through the process, and listening to you is the first step. Our dedicated staff is ready to support you and create the best compliance solution for your electronics business. We understand some of your materials are newly obligated, and for other materials, the standard collection network won’t meet your needs. Creating unique solutions and keeping you informed is what you receive when you work with Ryse Solutions.
We understand that compliance is a cost. This is why Ryse Solutions works hard to ensure clients benefit from our diversified supply chain of e-haulers and recyclers. We have a thorough understanding of compliance targets. We are an expert procurement agent that saves time and money by leveraging analytics, continually evaluating needs, and dentifying the most competitive prices. Our goal is to help you find ways to save money, maintain compliance, and keep your business running as smoothly as possible. We are known for our out of the box, unique solutions created through our Compliance+ program.