Implementing the Waste-Free Ontario Act: Supporting an Effective Transition to the Resource Productivity & Recovery Authority
When: March 3, 2017
Where: Allstream Centre – 105 Princes’ Blvd. Toronto, ON
Organization: Recycling Council of Ontario
The promulgation of the Waste-Free Ontario Act on November 30, 2016 triggered a multitude of immediate implementation activities, and included repealing the Waste Diversion Act and creating a unique third-party organization that will have a pivotal role in implementing aspects of the new Act: the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA).
The mandate of the RPRA includes development and ongoing management of a central registry that will collect information required from varied obligated parties that may be regulated. With this information the RPRA will be responsible for monitoring and enforcing compliance, which is a first in waste reduction and extended producer responsibility policy. Information it gathers will be critical to monitoring ongoing performance and informing new policies.
RCO has identified and invited a variety of organizations from Europe that have experience applying and executing these responsibilities for a one-day forum. Attendees will have a chance to acquire first-hand knowledge on how these organizations function and how they interact with the parties they oversee and the governments that created them.