Recycle BC is committed, as part of our Program Plan, to measure and report total Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from our supply chain operations annually. Our first year of reporting was 2019.
Measurement and Validation
We measure our GHG emissions in coordination with our collection and post-collection partners. Reported data for Recycle BC’s annual GHG inventory is validated by Climate Smart, a third-party carbon reduction services firm. Climate Smart validates in compliance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol’s Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard, an internationally recognized standard published by the World Resources Institute and the World Business Council on Sustainable Development.
We track all emissions related to our supply chain operations, starting from the point of receiving residential recyclable paper and packaging materials either at the depot, the curb, or at a multi-family dwelling, including the transport, storage, and handling of those materials through the collection and post-collection network, until that material arrives at end markets.
We are proud to be Climate Smart certified for the 2020 and 2019 years and to be the first packaging and paper recycling program in North America able to provide a full accounting of the GHG impact of its operations.
For a summary of GHG inventory results each year, you can refer to Recycle BC’s Annual Report.
Each year, all Recycle BC depot, curbside and multi-family collectors as well as post-collection partners and internal team are required to submit their annual operational data related to GHG emissions in order to support our commitment to calculate program GHG emissions. 2021 reports are due January 31, 2022.
GHG reports must be submitted on the WeRecycle Portal. Collectors can access the portal at any time to submit GHG data prior to the deadline.
Please reach out to Recycle BC’s GHG Team should you have any questions about reporting or contact management:
We have provided resources below to assist you with compiling and reporting your GHG data: