Encorp Pacific (Canada)

Encorp Pacific (Canada)

May 08, 2009 09:00 ET

Encorp Pacific (Canada): Vancouver Central Return-It Depot Shows How Entertaining Recycling Can Be

BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 8, 2009) - Authorized Encorp Pacific (Canada) Return-It Depot, Vancouver Central Return-It 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 Friday, May 1 to Tuesday, June 30, 2009. On top of receiving the usual refund, members of the community get a chance to enter to win a grand prize gaming system of their choice each time they bring in their empty beverage containers to Vancouver Central Return-It Depot. On Saturday, May 16, 2009, from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM, the site will celebrate beverage container recycling with a fun family event that will feature an appearance by Return-It Man, music, giveaways and special prizes, including a top brand MP3 player prize package.

Vancouver Central Return-It Depot is just one of 43 locations in BC participating in the campaign. Encorp Pacific (Canada) is determined to unite all communities across the Province to really embrace beverage container recycling. "There's no doubt that people know recycling is good for the environment and it's easy to fit it into your daily routine," says Neil Hastie, Encorp Pacific. "Just by recycling, last year, BC residents saved enough energy to power 41,000 homes, took the equivalent of 27,000 cars off BC roads, and reduced about 127,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent from being released into our atmosphere."

Vancouver Central Return-It Depot is located at 2639 Kingsway in Vancouver and is open Monday - Saturday 9 AM - 6 PM, Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM. For more information and a list of all participating depots, visit return-it.ca/locations.

Over 1 billion beverage containers are kept out of BC landfills every year but, in actual fact, there's always room for improvement. Individuals are asked to remain conscientious and continue their ongoing efforts to recycle their beverage containers.

About Encorp Pacific (Canada)

Encorp Pacific (Canada) 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 Electronics Industry for the collection and recycling of regulated products, as well as the Dairy Industry to manage their voluntary Milk recycling program. To learn more about Encorp Pacific (Canada), visit return-it.ca.

Contact Information

  • Encorp Pacific (Canada) - Media Contact
    Sandy Sigmund
    Director - Marketing and Development
    (604) 473-2400