The Sunshine Coast will be the new home of the 2014 Smart Car grand prize in Encorp Pacific’s province-wide Return-It To Win-It contest.
Daryl Austman from Gibsons drove away Oct. 31 with a brand new, low fuel consumption, low emission Smart fortwo coupe. Daryl recycled his empty beverage containers and filled out the winning ballot at the Gibsons Return-It Depot.
An avid recycler, Daryl has been entering the annual Return-It to Win-It contest for the past four years and was absolutely thrilled when he received the phone call from Encorp confirming he was the grand prize winner.
Winning ballots were randomly chosen from 235,000 entries submitted across British Columbia.
Eve Snowdon from Nanaimo submitted her ballot at Regional Recycling in Nanaimo and won the second prize, a pair of Vespa Scooters. Traci Woodcock from Vernon entered at the Interior Freight & Bottle Depot in Vernon and won the third prize, two mountain bikes plus a gift card to purchase helmets.
“Thirteen years ago only 73 per cent of beverage containers sold in BC were collected and recycled. Today, Encorp is recovering and recycling 80 percent of the beverage containers sold in British Columbia. This is one of the highest recovery rates in Canada, but we want it to be higher,” said Scott Fraser, President & CEO of Encorp Pacific.
“Return-It to Win-It is just one of many programs we provide to encourage people to recycle even 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.