One billion beverage containers "a good start," but British Columbians can do even more
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - April 22, 2015) - In honour of Earth Day, Encorp Pacific Canada is challenging British Columbians to recycle more than one billion beverage containers.
In 2014, BC residents returned almost a billion beverage containers to 172 Return-It Depots throughout the province. That's over a 30% increase from ten years ago. This year, Encorp wants to surpass that number.
"I think one billion is a pretty good start when it comes to recycling," said Scott Fraser, President and CEO of Encorp Pacific. "But Earth Day is a great opportunity for us to come together and do even more. Recycling used beverage containers when you're out and about is an easy way to make a significant and long-lasting impact on the environment."
To encourage BC residents to recycle even more, Encorp is introducing its Return-It to Win-It contest where you could turn your empties into a new set of wheels. BC residents can simply bring in their empty beverage containers to a participating Return-It Depot between now and July 31st to be entered to win the grand prize of a 2015 Toyota Prius C hybrid with an approximate retail value of $21,000. Second prize is a Stromer e-Bike. Third prize is a pair of Pelican brand kayaks.
Recycling beverage containers pays a number of dividends to British Columbians:
Encorp Pacific (Canada) is a federally incorporated not-for-profit stewardship corporation. Committed to developing and managing a consumer-friendly and cost-effective system to recover beverage containers from consumers and ensure that they are recycled and not incinerated or landfilled. To learn more about Encorp Pacific (Canada), visit return-it.ca.
If you'd like more information about recycling in BC and the Return-It To Win-It contest, or to schedule an interview with Scott Fraser, please call Sandy Sigmund at (604) 473-2400 or visit return-it.ca/winit.