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

Special Edition News & Updates: 2017 Annual Reports

2017 Annual Reports CSSA is pleased to share with you the recently published 2017 annual reports for Recycle BC, Multi-Material Stewardship Western (MMSW), Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba (MMSM), Stewardship Ontario and Automotive Materials Stewardship (AMS). The reports showcase each program’s performance, financials, new recycling initiatives and accomplishments over the last year. Thank you for your continued … Continued

Why Canada must push for a G7 plastics charter

As featured in The Globe and Mail on June 3, 2018. By John Coyne John Coyne is vice-president, legal and external affairs at Unilever Canada and executive board chair of Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance (CSSA). The federal government will advocate for a “plastics charter” at this week’s G7 summit in Quebec. Many are framing this … Continued

News and Updates – May 2018

Reporting Deadline: May 31, 2018 Thank you to stewards who have submitted their annual packaging and printed paper reports. If you haven’t yet submitted your report, please do so as soon as possible on the WeRecycle Portal. The reporting deadline is Thursday, May 31, 2018. A reminder that reporting information and tools are available on … Continued

Material Cost Differentiation (MCD) Project Update (May 2018)

The MCD Project is progressing. Phase 1 of the project is completed and Phase 2 has commenced. Phase 1 required Resource Recycling Solutions (RRS) to identify the material characteristics that impact the cost of recycling activities; recommend system boundaries (where the system starts and stops); and propose a design for the MCD model. In Phase … Continued

News and Updates – March 2018

Reporting Webinars, Resources and Deadline Thanks to those stewards who participated in the Ready to Report webinars on February 28 and March 1. All webinar materials, including question and answer summaries, are available on the 2018 Reporting Resources webpage. The page also includes a wide range of materials to assist in preparing your reports. Stewards are reminded … Continued

Ready to Report Webinars

Ready to Report Webinars Resources available for preparing your 2018 Steward Report CSSA has launched two important initiatives in response to steward input to help stewards prepare their packaging and printed paper (PPP) annual reports for submission by May 31. Reporting webinars were held on February 28 and March 1 – the first is designed for new … Continued

News and Updates – December 2017

‘Tis the Season for Holiday Hours Season’s Greetings from all of us! Thank you for your continued partnership and support during 2017! We all wish you a safe and prosperous New Year. Please be advised of the hours of operation applicable to the CSSA office during the holiday season: December 22, 2017: Offices close at 1 … Continued

Final Changes to 2018 Membership Agreements, Rules and Policies

The proposed changes to Membership Agreements, Rules and Policies were shared with stewards in October 2017 – the programs thank the many stewards that participated in webinars and provided submissions during the consultation period. After considering steward feedback, the program boards determined that most of the proposed changes will take effect on January 1, 2018, … Continued

Membership Agreements, Rules and Policies Update

Thanks to all stewards who participated in the recent webinars and submitted questions/feedback on proposed changes to Membership Agreements, Rules and Policies. The Questions and Answers from the webinars have been posted to the CSSA website and responses to submitted questions are being prepared. All documents, along with webinar presentations and recordings, are available here. … Continued