Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR OF OES Ontario Electronic Stewardship 2015 Annual Report 3 2015 marked the sixth year of operations for the WEEE Program in Ontario. Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) is delivering a financially stable, safe, secure recycling program that is convenient for all Ontario residents. Since program inception, OES has safely and securely collected and recycled 394,768 metric tonnes of end-of-life electronics on behalf of industry stewards. This total amount collected since program launch equates to over 30 kg/capita. As the program moves into this more mature phase, accessibility and convenience remain core pillars of an effective electronics recycling program in the province. It is a significant accomplishment that over 96% of all Ontario residents are within 10km of a collection depot. In fact, 30% of collection sites in the program are located in rural areas of the province and in urban areas and over 98% of the population is less than a 15 minute drive to a collection site. As the Chair of the OES Board, I am proud to be a part of this successful program. Witnessing the composition of the material returned for recycling, nothing is more apparent than the trend of manufacturers building lighter, smaller and more multifunction devices. Technological innovation has led to a reduction in weight and form factor of electronic products; just think of the alarm clock, camera, phone and display device now all in the palm of your hand. Light-weighting will continue to be an emerging challenge for accurate program metrics and measures. As the products themselves are new, innovative and ever-evolving, so, too, will be the evolving measures of success. I wish to thank my fellow board members, our staff, our stewards and all of our other stakeholders for their important role in helping to make this year a successful one for OES and electronics recycling in the province. My sincere thanks to the residents and businesses of Ontario who continue to recycle their end-of-life electronics through the OES program. Every effort counts! Lloyd Bryant Chair of Board, Ontario Electronic Stewardship LLOYD BRYANT