In February 2018 the Government of Ontario directed Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) to wind up the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Program on June 30, 2020, after which all electrical and electronic equipment will be managed through producer responsibility framework where producers finance and internalize end-of-life management of their products and packaging, and transition environmental and economic burdens away from consumers and end-users.

OES submitted its wind-up plan to the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) in December 2018 for approval, and now RPRA has initiated public consultations for Wind-Up Plan for the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Program.

Consultations

RPRA is presenting key elements of the wind-up plan for feedback and will respond to any queries. RPRA will also consult on OES’s revised projection for program surplus, which is based on information that was not available at the time of OES’s consultations.

Location Timing
Webinar
Thursday, March 21
1 – 3 p.m. 
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London
Friday, March 22
10 a.m. – Noon
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Ottawa Wednesday, April 3
9 – 11 a.m.
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North Bay Thursday, April 4
9 – 11 a.m.
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Toronto Tuesday, April 9
9 a.m. – Noon
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Webinar Wednesday, April 10
10 a.m. – Noon
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Deadline to comment on the wind-up plan is Thursday, April 18, 5 p.m., and accepted via email to consultations@rpra.ca.

Contact

RCO supports producer responsibility as an effective policy instrument to manage waste streams. We intend to take part in the consultations and provide feedback.  For those that wish to discuss further:

Jo-Anne St. Godard
Executive Director
Recycling Council of Ontario
416.657.2797, ext. 3
joanne@rco.on.ca