Notification of Greenhouse Gas Reporting

In Recycle BC’s Program Plan we committed to tracking the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions of our program with a full data tracking system functional in 2019 with GHG performance reported in 2020.

We have now completed the background work on this project, and are ready to ask our collection and post-collection partners to provide us with data to assist us in calculating our GHG emissions for a 2019 baseline year.

This is the first notification for collectors that they are to begin to provide data to us for tracking our GHG emissions starting January 1, 2019. To help with this process, we want to let you know what data is required and what the reporting requirements will be.

What is involved?

Collector reporting of Greenhouse Gas emissions data to Recycle BC will occur at minimum twice per year, in June and December. We will then consolidate this data with the rest of our supply chain activities to calculate our program’s total GHG emissions.

Next month we will be sending you a Reporting Guide with a Webinar scheduled later in the fall to provide both a program overview and details on the reporting steps.

This first note is to make you aware that GHG reporting is just around the corner!

What types of things are tracked in a GHG report?

Depending on what type of collector you are, we will require different information. This chart illustrates some of the types of data required for GHG emissions tracking:

What is next?

For some of you, GHG emissions tracking will be well understood from your municipal reporting. For others, this may be the first time you are compiling and reporting data related to GHG emissions. We will take you through the reporting requirements, and answer your questions throughout this process, over the next few months in preparation for the January 1, 2019 launch date.

Please watch out for the Reporting Guide and join us for the webinar when it is scheduled.