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2022 Annual Report

Our 2022 Annual Report has been released, and we are pleased to share it with you. Every year, we publish an annual report as a point of accountability for our stewardship targets and expectations.

Encorp Pacific (Canada), better known as Return-It, is the not-for-profit stewardship agency appointed to fulfill the requirements of the Recycling Regulation, Schedule 1, Beverage Container Product Category (BC Reg. 449/2004). The Encorp Stewardship Plan includes all ready-to-drink beverage containers sold in British Columbia as identified under Schedule 1 of the Recycling Regulation such as aluminum cans, plastic, glass, bi-metal, drink boxes, gable tops, bag-in-a-box, drink pouches as well as non-refillable bottles on behalf of appointed producers.

Read the full annual report online at

Brief Summary

Here are some key highlights and accomplishments from 2022.

Recovery Rate

Our 2022 recovery rate was 76.6%. Over 1.2 billion containers were collected.

Collection System, Facilities & Consumer Access

With a collection network of 163 Return-It Depots, 12 Express & GO stations and 2 Express Plus locations, 99.2% of B.C.’s population has access to a beverage container return facility.

Consumer Awareness

A multi-million dollar, year-round, province-wide, multi-pronged consumer awareness campaign with strategic action plans and activities resulted in a net consumer awareness level of 99%.

Environmental Impact Reduction

Encorp’s activities in 2022 contributed to the reduction of about 123.5 thousand tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) being released into the atmosphere, compared to 110.2 thousand tonnes in 2021.

Explore our 2022 Annual Report and learn more about our impactful initiatives at

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