Encorp Pacific (Canada)

Encorp Pacific (Canada)

September 11, 2015 16:50 ET

Encorp Pacific (Canada): Recycling Pays Off Big for Lucky BC Residents

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 11, 2015) -

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Martin Gibbs expected to get a deposit when he brought his used beverage containers in for recycling. But he didn't expect it to be worth $21,055.

Gibbs was the lucky winner of Encorp Pacific's province-wide Return-It To Win-It Contest. By bringing his refundable beverage containers to the Island Return-It Depot in Sidney for recycling, Gibbs drove away with a brand new 2015 Toyota Prius hybrid "C"-a prize worth $21,055.

"We want British Columbians to be the best recyclers in the world," said Scott Fraser, President & CEO of Encorp Pacific. "Our annual contest is a great way to encourage people in British Columbia to recycle even more than they already do."

Vince Spronken, owner of the Island Return-It Depot, agrees. "We see a difference," he said. "Recycling is a good way to reduce waste, and may even win you a new fuel efficient car. So, when you talk to people, you notice a little extra motivation for them to come back to Island Return It Sidney."

This year's winning ballots were randomly chosen from over 188,000 entries submitted across BC. In addition to Gibbs, this year's winners included Jade Eyolfson from Maple Ridge who won the second prize of a Stromer E-Bike (retail value $4,399) and Laurie Meerholz from Prince George who won the third prize of two Pelican kayaks (retail value $1,600).

As Fraser explains, the contest is part of Encorp's continuing effort to bring a friendly face to the business of recycling. "We want to make people feel great about recycling," he said. "That's the key to creating lifelong recycling habits."

About Encorp:

Encorp Pacific (Canada) is a federally incorporated not-for-profit stewardship corporation with beverage container management as its core business. 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. They also provide their stewardship services on a contract basis to the Electronics Industry for the collection and recycling of all regulated electronic products. To learn more about Encorp Pacific (Canada), visit return-it.ca.

For more information about recycling in BC or the Return-It To Win-It contest, please visit the contest website: return-it.ca/winit.

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