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An Innovative Recycling Research Pilot Project

Re-Express is an innovative recycling research pilot project initiated by Encorp Atlantic Inc.

Beverage product distributors founded Encorp Atlantic Inc. in 1992 as a response to the New Brunswick Beverage Containers Act which established a beverage container deposit/redemption program in New Brunswick.

Encorp Atlantic provides used beverage container management services to organizations that distribute deposit-bearing non-alcoholic beverage products in New Brunswick. Encorp Atlantic represents more than 85 non-alcoholic beverage product distributors and is responsible for processing and recycling all non-alcoholic deposit-bearing beverage containers received by redemption centres in the province. Every year, Encorp Atlantic manages more than 160 million post-consumer non-alcoholic beverage containers.

More than 25 years later since the start of the New Brunswick Beverage Containers Program, Encorp has recycled more than 3.8 billion containers and contributed more than $125 million to the New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund.

Encorp is proud to be a leader in recycling and industry stewardship. Encorp has been able to deliver consistent financial returns to New Brunswick’s Environmental Trust Fund and divert valuable materials from the waste stream while being the lowest-cost-per-unit managed beverage container program (Canadian Recycling Affiliates) in Canada.

The Re-Express pilot project was launched on Earth Day 2018 in Moncton. It is a collaboration with a local retailer, Sobeys Vaughan Harvey, as well as a local redemption centre, Valley Redemption Centre.

Sobeys Vaughan Harvey has provided space on its parking lot for the Re-Express depot as well as in its store for the Re-Station. The Re-Station allows participants to check their account balance, request to withdraw funds and print a receipt, which they then show to a Sobeys cashier to instantly receive their cash or to redeem the amount for the purchase of groceries. Participants can also purchase their Re-Express $2/40 bags at Sobeys Vaughan Harvey.

Valley Redemption Centre is responsible for daily operations of the Re-Express depot. This means overseeing that the depot runs smoothly, by collecting, transporting, sorting and counting the containers that are dropped off, inputting data into the system and taking care of maintaining the site and all equipment.

Encorp Atlantic manages communications, member services, and member accounts.