Encorp Pacific (Canada)

Encorp Pacific (Canada)

June 16, 2008 09:00 ET

Encorp Pacific (Canada): Steveston Bottle Depot Promotes the Rewards of Responsible Recycling

BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 16, 2008) - Authorized Encorp Pacific (Canada) Return-It Depot, Steveston Bottle Depot, is getting involved in a province-wide initiative to build awareness and participation in BC's beverage container recycling program.

The recycling promotion, dubbed 'Return-It to Win-It', will run for two months from Thursday, May 1 to Monday, June 30, 2008. On top of receiving the usual refund, members of the community get a chance to enter to win a grand prize Broil King barbeque each time they bring in their empty beverage containers to Steveston Bottle Depot. On Sunday, June 22, 2008 from 11am to 3pm, the site will celebrate beverage container recycling with a fun family event that will feature an appearance by Return-It Man, giveaways and special prizes, including a digital camera.

Steveston Bottle Depot is just one of 42 centres in BC participating in the campaign. Encorp Pacific (Canada) is determined to unite all communities across the province to really embrace proper beverage container recycling practices. "There's no doubt that people know recycling is great for the environment. But we also want them to know that it's easy to make it a routine in their lives, especially with the convenience and proximity of a local Return-It Depot to help them recycle responsibly," says Malcolm Harvey, Encorp Pacific. "Returning even just one aluminum can saves enough energy to light a 100 watt light bulb for three and a half hours. Every little bit helps."

In 2007, Encorp recycled enough aluminum cans to light a 100 watt bulb for every man, woman, and child in BC for eight hours a day for about five weeks. They also recycled a total of over 90,000 tonnes of aluminum, plastic, glass and paper-the equivalent of more than 278,000 barrels of oil. As Mr. Harvey explains, "The fewer barrels of oil we use, the less carbon dioxide we release into the atmosphere, so what we do does have a direct impact on BC's air quality."

Steveston Bottle Depot is located at 2 - 12320 Trites Road in Richmond and is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5:30pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 4pm. For more information and a list of all participating depots, visit encorp.ca.

About Encorp Pacific (Canada)

Encorp Pacific is a federally incorporated not-for-profit stewardship corporation with beverage container management as its core business. They are 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 Dairy Industry to manage their voluntary Milk recycling program. To learn more about Encorp Pacific, visit encorp.ca.

Contact Information

  • Encorp Pacific (Canada) - Media Contact
    Malcolm Harvey
    Communications Consultant
    (604) 831-7203
    Website: www.encorp.ca