Encorp Pacific (Canada)

Encorp Pacific (Canada)

October 31, 2011 09:00 ET

Recycling Takes Return-It Depot Customers Places

Encorp Pacific (Canada) Awards Eco-Friendly Rides to Three Lucky Recyclers

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 31, 2011) - British Columbians were busy this summer returning their empty beverage containers to participating Return-It Depots to make sure they were recycled responsibly and kept out of landfills. In addition to receiving their deposit refunds and feeling good about recycling many customers entered to win one of three eco-friendly rides. Encorp Pacific's four month 'Return-It to Win-It' contest ran from May 1 – September 5, 2011 and in that time, over 227,000 ballots were collected. Of those ballots, three winners were chosen;

Prize Winner Name & City Depot
Grand Prize 2011 Smart Car Fortwo Julie McQuillan, Nanaimo, BC Nanaimo Bottle Depot
Second Prize Two Vespa Scooters Peter Burton, Chemainus, BC Junction Bottle Depot
Third Prize Two Norco Mountain Bikes (with helmets) Samantha Soltau, Ashcroft, BC Ashcroft Bottle Depot

The Grand Prize winner was drawn from ballots collected at The Nanaimo Bottle Depot, who collected almost 4,600 ballots. "I'm very proud of my staff for all of the hard work they contributed to this contest. It really paid off," said Paul Shorting, Owner and General Manager of the Nanaimo Bottle Depot, who was on hand to officially hand the keys to the winner for her new Smart Car, along with staff from Encorp Pacific.

"It was another very successful year for our province wide contest to promote recycling and to promote the Return-It Depots in British Columbia," said Neil Hastie, President and CEO of Encorp Pacific. "We are very pleased that Julie was able to travel from Nanaimo to accept this Grand Prize."

To view a photo of Grand Prize winner Julie McQuillan with Encorp Pacific's Neil Hastie, President & CEO, please click on the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/winner.jpg

Return-It to Win-It will return next summer to participating locations across the province. Watch for your chance to turn your empties into a new set of wheels! For more information, visit return-it.ca.

About Encorp Pacific (Canada)

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 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
    Jessica Hogendoorn
    Marketing Coordinator
    (604) 473-2400