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. 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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