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In 2010, Encorp Pacific (Canada) recovered over one billion containers and continued to demonstrate why we are one of the most effective industry product stewardship corporations.

What is Encorp?

Who We Are

Encorp Pacific (Canada) is a federally incorporated, not-for-profit, product stewardship corporation with beverage container management as our core business. Our mandate is to develop, manage and improve systems to recover used packaging and end-of-life products from consumers and ensure that they are properly recycled and not land-filled or incinerated.

Our Board of Directors consists of representatives of the beverage and retail grocery industries as well as directors who have no connection with either industry. Board governance follows the practices of many Canadian companies using the guidelines produced by the Toronto Stock Exchange for publicly listed companies. A feature of Encorp’s governance is the existence of an Advisory Committee which ensures that the Board hears from stakeholders such as local governments, environmental groups and small brand owners. more >


Our History

  • 1994 Encorp Pacific Inc. established to set up and create a province-wide network of depots to manage used soft drink containers
  • 1998 Expanded deposits and stewardship regulation increases mandate. Encorp Pacific established as a Product Stewardship Agency to manage all non-alcohol beverage containers covered by provincial legislation
  • 1999 Polycoat beverage containers added to the system
  • 2001 Became the service provider to the BC Liquor Distribution Branch for non-refillable alcohol containers
  • 2004 Revised Stewardship Plan (submitted October 2006)
  • 2006 Became service provider for Dairy and Electronics
  • 2007 Appointed Stewardship Agency by the Beverage Alcohol Containers Management Council for alcohol containers with the exception of domestic beer bottles and all beer cans
  • 2007 Encorp Pacific wins a contract from the Electronic Stewardship Association of BC to manage a recovery and recycling program for the unwanted electronics covered by provincial legislation
  • 2010 Return-It Electronics program expanded to include more Electronics
  • 2013 Encorp Pacific introduced the Return-It Express drop and go service with no sorting of containers
  • 2014 Encorp Pacific recycles British Columbia's 15 billionth beverage container
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Beverage Container Stewardship Plan

Encorp has now published its revised five-year Stewardship Plan for 2014-2018, which has been approved by the Ministry of Environment.