Answers Are Within Reach for Ontario Electronic Recycling

Comprehensive online tracking is available for electronics recyclers, retailers, and manufacturers. Silvanus360 enables standard electronic files for importing and exporting data between organizations.
July 7, 2011 - PRLog -- Toronto, ON (POST) July 7, 2011 – OES is under attack for missing recycling targets paid for by consumer eco-fees charged on electronics purchases. A software solution is readily available.

In the first year the Ontario Electronic Stewardship collected only 17,000 tonnes of the target 42,000 tonnes. In the second year the Ontario Electronic Stewardship improved collections to 29,000 tonnes to curtail the threat of hazardous waste.

Consumer eco-fees range from $12.25 for computer monitors to $24.25 for televisions. The Ontario Electronics Stewardship, a private organization funded by electronics manufacturers and retailers, sets the eco-fees charged to consumers. The program has reportedly collected a surplus of $20 million of consumer eco-fees.

Two of the most commonly expressed and easily addressed flaws of the current program are the financial incentives for recyclers and effective downstream tracking. Some recyclers have reportedly opted out of the program in favor of selling materials in the open market for much higher prices than the amount reimbursed by the Stewardship program. Standardized tracking by the recyclers and from one organization to another has also been a major obstacle and raised many questions.

Facilitating easy tracking of collection and transfer of downstream materials is essential to determine the proper management and processing of products, parts, and materials. Silvanus360, an online application from Zylog Systems Canada, makes it easy for a recycler to manage internal operations and produce comprehensive reporting on collections, handling, tear down, and downstream processing. The reporting is a byproduct of a system designed for operational efficiencies and productivity. Silvanus360 enables recyclers to collaborate and share electronic files of selected transactions for accurate historical records.

The answers to the challenges presented to OES are readily available to engage recyclers, reduce operational costs, and manage to targets with real time online tracking tools. There is an opportunity to turn the consumer funded surplus into a world-class beacon of environmental sustainability in Canada.

About Zylog Systems (Canada) Ltd
Silvanus360 by Zylog Systems Ltd is a comprehensive software solution that includes CRM, Order Management, Event Management, Dispatch, Receiving, Tear Down tracking, Attribute tracking, Warehouse Management, Process Control Management, Performance Reporting, and Shipping. Silvanus360 enables collectors and transportation vendors to collaborate with the recycler for end-to-end visibility and traceability. The simplified SKU management design allows the recycler to configure the application to the needs of the user.

To learn more about Silvaus360 from Zylog, please visit

Kim Jacot De Boinod
Regional Marketing Manager

2 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite 2000, Toronto, ON Canada  M2N 5Y7
Phone. 416.225.9900 x4354

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