New obligations for battery producers Ontario

Pincvision is not only active in Europe, but across the entire globe. In 2020, Ontario (a province in Canada) updated their Individual Producer Responsibility model regarding recycling, which brings along new obligations for battery producers.

Individual Producer Responsibility Model in Ontario

Ontario’s new Individual Producer Responsibility (IPR) model requires individual single-use and rechargeable battery producers, importers and brand owners to take responsibility for the collection of used batteries (single-use and rechargeable batteries weighing 5 kg or less, sold separately in Ontario (batteries sold in or with products are exempt) to meet the province’s diversion targets. Reporting battery sales into the Ontario market, collection performance and diversion rates to the regulatory body, Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA).

New obligations

Under the new regulation, battery producers must meet the following requirements and timelines:

  • July 1, 2020: establish and operate systems to collect and manage batteries at end-of-life
  • November 1-30, 2020: register with RPRA
  • April 30, 2021: report annually on performance to RPRA

While battery producers are not required to register until November 2020, it is important to note that the regulations go into effect on July 1, including producer end-of-life and financial obligations. For 2020, rechargeable battery producers will continue to be financially-obligated for rechargeable batteries sold into Ontario.

We would like to make you aware of the risks of non-compliance and if your company puts any sort of batteries on the market, whether in Canada or not, please feel free to contact us by calling +31(0)88-4321800 or send an e-mail to info@pincvision.com and we'll come back to you soon.

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Source: Call2Recycle

24 Mar 2020 at 11:58 am