Special Edition News: 2021 Annual Reports

On behalf of our program partners, Resource Recovery Alliance is pleased to share their recently published 2021 Annual Reports. The reports showcase each program’s performance, financials, recycling initiatives and accomplishments from the past year. Thank you to all stakeholders for your continued interest and support.

Recycle BC

Report highlights:

  • Over 214,000 net tonnes collected in Recycle BC’s packaging and paper product program, an increase of over 5%, resulting in a recovery rate of 94.1% (up from 85.8%), with the COVID-19 pandemic and other factors driving the rate increase from the previous year.
  • Over 2.03 million – or 99.3% – of BC households in 183 communities had access to recycling services.
  • Recycle BC captured 55% of the plastic packaging supplied to market, including 67% of rigid plastics.
  • Overall program costs dropped dramatically, primarily due to increased commodity values. Program operating costs were reduced by $24.6 million. Cost per tonne recovered dropped by over 23% to $476, and the cost per household dropped to $50, down from $68 in 2020.
  • Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with province-wide recycling activities declined by 20.7% primarily due to reduction in marine shipments to overseas end markets and increased efficiencies of internal material movements.

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Multi-Material Stewardship Western

 

Report highlights:

  • More than 40,100 tonnes collected, resulting in a recovery rate of 77.4% (up from 76.5%).
  • 6,000 additional households were serviced by the program in 2021. Residential recycling of WPP was provided to 83.9% of Saskatchewan households, which was down from the previous years high of 85.8% due to the refresh of Census data in 2021.
  • MMSW also saw a small decrease in kilograms per capita collected, down to 43.4 KG/capita from 44.6.
  • Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with province-wide recycling activities totaled 7,173 tonnes of CO2 equivalent, relatively flat to last year’s reporting.

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Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba

 

Report highlights:

  • 76,008,887 kg of packaging and printed paper was collected in 2021, resulting in a recovery rate of 73.2%.
  • There were 151 participating communities and other partners.
  • MMSM paid $19,892,532 in funding to participating communities.
  • 95% of Manitoba’s population has access to a residential recycling program.
  • There were 112,941 material views and 6,488 downloads of the Recyclepedia app.

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Stewardship Ontario

 

Report highlights:

  • The MHSW Program ceased operations on September 30, 2021, and disbursed more than $44 million in surplus funds to stewards.
  • The Blue Box Program is executing its transition plan for the new regulatory framework and introduced simplified fee setting for stewards.
  • The Blue Box recycled 756,984 tonnes of packaging and printed paper.
  • 95% of Ontario households had access to the Blue Box Program.

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Automotive Materials Stewardship

 

Report highlights:

  • On September 30, 2021, AMS wound up the Industry Stewardship Plan launched in 2017 and successfully introduced its Producer Responsibility Organization.
  • The Producers’ PRO delivered a smooth transition to the new regulatory framework, enabling producers and service providers to comply with new demands and administrative requirements.
  • Materials collected and recycled in the first nine months of 2021 included:
  • 1,761 tonnes of used antifreeze and antifreeze containers
  • 2,776 tonnes of used oil containers
  • 5,599 tonnes of used oil filters

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