Encorp Pacific (Canada)

Encorp Pacific (Canada)

November 14, 2013 17:43 ET

Kamloops Recycler Wins 2013 Smart Car

BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 14, 2013) -

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For the second year running, Kamloops can boast a grand prize winner of the province-wide Encorp Pacific's Return-It To Win-It Contest. Brian Meadmore, will take home the 2013 low fuel consumption, low emissions Smart Car ForTwo Coupe (retail value $17,000). Last year, Gary Gervais, from Kamloops won the grand prize. Meadmore and Gervais recycled their empty beverage containers and filled out winning ballots at one of General Grant's Depots in Kamloops.

Since 2011, in addition to receiving a deposit refund, all beverage container recyclers were eligible to enter the Return-It to Win-It Contest; this year running from May 1, 2013 until September 2, 2013.

The winning ballots were randomly chosen from 244,000 entries submitted across BC. The Return-It To Win-It Contest saw a 14,000 ballot increase between 2012 and 2013. This year, Nadine Schneider from Hope submitted her ballot at The Hope Bottle Depot and won the second prize of two Vespa Scooters (retail value $9,000). Nick Sepi from Coquitlam entered at the Lougheed Return-It Depot and won third prize of two NORCO mountain bikes and a gift card to Canadian Tire to purchase helmets (retail value $1,000).

"Twelve years ago only 73 percent of beverage containers sold in BC were collected. Today, BC's is recovering close to 80 percent of beverage containers sold in the province for recycling. This is one of the highest capture rates in Canada, but we want it to be higher," said Bill Chan, Vice President & CFO of Encorp Pacific. "Return-It to Win-It is one of many initiatives to encourage people to recycle more."

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, visit return-it.ca/winit.

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