b'EPRA ANNUAL REPORT 2014About the Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA)The Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA)EPRA provides environmental compliance to more than is an industry-led, national, not-for-profit organization6,500 program stewards and manages almost 1,800 that operates regulated recycling programs acrossconvenient collection sites. These programs keep more Canada. All EPRA recyclers are audited by the Recyclerthan 100,000 metric tonnes of old electronics out of Qualification Office (RQO), which audits recyclers inlandfills each year and have kept over 500,000 metric accordance with the Recycler Qualification Programtonnes out of landfills since the first program began. (RQP) and ensures that end-of-life electronics (EOLE) areOverall, it is estimated that EPRA programs have safely handled in a safe, secure and environmentally sounddiverted more than 77.5 million devices 1from Canadas manner. EPRA is tasked with: promoting and managinglandfills and illegal export, generating a wide range of EOLE recycling across Canada; improving the efficiencyrecovered materialsincluding precious metals and of regulated reclamation and recycling; providingrare earth minerals, which are then put back into the secure, convenient recycling options for consumers; andmanufacturing supply chain.managing a cost-effective, streamlined administration forFrom coast to coast, EPRA is helping to prevent stewards in the provinces in which it operates.electronics from ending up in landfills and conservingCoordinated efforts for responsible recycling of EOLEour natural resources by recovering materials thattruly began over a decade ago. In fact, in 2004 thecan be used to make new products. EPRA will continue electronics manufacturers and retailers developedto serve as a North American leader in electronicthe first Electronics Recycling Standard (ERS) to ensurewaste recycling; operating an efficient, cost-effective environmentally responsible recycling of EOLE and toprogram that enables convenient, safe recycling ofprevent illegal exporting of electronic waste. The ERS,end-of-life electronics. later incorporated into the broader RQP, ensured controls were put in place to manage the risks associated with processing EOLE. The next decade saw various industry-led electronics stewardship programs start up across the country, and starting in 2011, they joined together as the Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA). Since 2011, EPRA has expanded its network to include operations in eight provinces. British Columbia was the first to join in 2011. Over the next two years, EPRA welcomed established programs from Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. In 2012, EPRA launched new programs in Manitoba and Quebec. Saskatchewan joined in April 2013 and was followed by Newfoundland and Labrador in August 2013. EPRA also assumed responsibility for the management of the Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) program in November 2013. Today, with EPRA programs operating across the country, the majority of Canadians have safe and readily available options to recycletheir EOLE. 1 This report contains data on product weights and weight ratios or data calculated from product weight and weight ratios. The product weight and weight ratio data used in this report is provided by the EPRA Sampling System. This system has been designed with a set of controls to help ensure the reliability of the data. These controls are audited by Deloitte. For a more detailed description of the controls and how they are audited, please contact EPRA at sampling@epra.ca.1'