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 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR May 31 2015 4 Ontario is vast! This big beautiful province is larger than France and Spain combined. From the shores of Hudson Bay to the US Border we contain the nation’s capital, the thundering falls in Niagara, the longest freshwater beach in the world; Wasaga and we can’t forget the iconic CN Tower. Ensuring end of life electronics are handled in a safe, secure and environmentally sound manner from an area over 1 million km2 is a proud accomplishment of the Ontario Electronic Stewardship. In 2015 Ontario’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) program surpassed 350,000 total tonnes collected milestone, supported communities across Ontario through events and education and maintained a highly accessible program with 97% of all Ontario residents within 10km of a collection site. OES was exited to launch a new education program in 2015. We enjoyed spending time with students at Science Centres and through our travelling assemblies to promote awareness and adoption of e-waste recycling. This year the program collected a total of 67,115 metric tonnes of end of life electronics. Since 2009 OES has been committed to waste diversion and the recapture of material outputs as available resources, and has collected, processed and diverted a cumulative total of 394,768 tonnes. OES is able to estimate that this volume represents approximately 75 million devices, a significant amount of end of life electronics that have been successfully diverted from landfill. And a significant amount of material like copper, glass, aluminum and plastic that has been recaptured to support the circular economy. In the past ten years, manufacturers have been actively working on the first “R” reduce, as evidenced by the rapidly declining weights and consolidation of devices; the “phablet” is a great example of this trend. Light weighting, consolidation and miniaturization of products will continue in the electronics industry. These will be important factors in discussions and consideration of effective program metrics in the future. OES continued to operate a financially healthy and stable program, with 90% of total program costs going directly towards material management. For our 2015 Annual Report, OES wanted to provide a behind the scenes look at the activities involved in recycling end of life electronics in the province of Ontario. Hopefully you enjoy the images on the “journey of end of life electronics” contained in these pages. OES remains dedicated to running a program that is effective, efficient and convenient for everyone that calls this big beautiful province of Ontario home. The future is in our hands. We won’t let it go to waste. Melanie Wilde Executive Director, Ontario Electronic Stewardship MELANIE WILDE