Please note that effective September 15, 2022, Circular Materials acquired the operations of the Resource Recovery Alliance.

As we transition, updates will be provided.  In the meantime, the reporting resources posted on this website are still available and are in the process of being redirected to the Circular Materials website.  If you have any questions, please contact us at

CSSA – News and Updates – May 2014

Preparing to report As reporting deadlines fast approach, here’s a reminder of some useful tools we’ve developed to assist you in submitting your reports: National Guidebook – containing useful hints and tips for reporting, as well as detailed information on the packaging and printed paper you need to report on for stewardship programs in British Columbia, … Continued


With a population of over 500 million, and 28 Member States, the European Union (EU) makes up more than seven per cent of the world’s population and creates about 3 billion tonnes of waste annually1. It’s both the birthplace of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), and the cradle that nurtured it. Thomas Lindhqvist first introduced the … Continued

Steward Reporting Webinar – Materials Now Available Online

On March 20, 2014, CSSA held a webinar to provide businesses participating in packaging and printed paper stewardship programs in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario with information to help in the preparation and submission of 2014 reports both nationally and for individual programs. Materials from webinar:  View the webinar Presentation Q&A (coming soon) National … Continued

CSSA – News and Updates – January 2014

  Looking forward to 2014   All of us at CSSA would like to wish you a Happy New Year. The New Year has started off well with the news that our submission of a stewardship program plan for the management of packaging and printed paper in Saskatchewan has been approved by the Ministry of … Continued

CSSA News and Updates – December 2013

Reflecting on a busy year This last year has proceeded at a frenetic pace as CSSA has continued its work to consolidate and coordinate packaging and printed paper stewardship programs on a national scale. We have completed the company build, consolidated existing provincial entities under one umbrella, and started to harmonize various aspects of packaging … Continued

Discover the Benefits of EPR in a Triple Bottom Line

Marketing strategist, Gina Carr once identified Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as the key strategic differentiator for the 21st century. Jed Emerson, a leader in the field of strategic philanthropy, talks about the concept of Blended Value—the powerful combination of social and fiscal responsibility. According to these experts, it is no longer realistic to judge a … Continued

Happy Holidays from your CSSA team

All of us at CSSA, and across our family of recycling organizations, want to extend our wishes for a happy holiday season and thank you for your support this year, The vision of a steward-led and funded organization tasked with bringing harmonization to the multiple packaging and printed paper stewardship programs across Canada took a … Continued

CSSA – News and Important Updates

CSSA Annual Steward Meeting – Highlights CSSA held its inaugural annual steward meeting on October 31, 2013. It was our first opportunity to demonstrate an early benefit of CSSA harmonization – one annual meeting, rather than three for each stewardship organization – saving the 350 attendees time and money. See below for meeting highlights and … Continued

Materials and downloads from CSSA Annual Steward Meeting now available

CSSA’s Annual National Meeting for Stewards of Packaging and Printed Paper Programs in British Columbia, Manitoba and Ontario. Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance (CSSA) and our family of recycling organizations held its first annual national meeting for stewards of packaging and printed paper programs in British Columbia, Manitoba and Ontario on October 31, 2013. Materials from the meeting: … Continued