Sep 21, 2012 / 5:00 am
We do mean, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle . . .
Penticton Secondary students and teachers collected 19,275 beverage containers and earned $970.55 in deposit refunds. Princess Margaret Secondary came in close behind collecting 15,005 containers and receiving $798.85 in deposit refunds.
“Penticton students, teachers and parents are putting in a strong effort diverting beverage containers from landfills,” says Sandy Sigmund, vice president of development and CMO, Encorp Pacific (Canada). She adds, “All the money stays with the school that earned it, going towards enhancing student activities and the purchasing of equipment. ”
Encorp Pacific (Canada) BC School Recycling Program provides schools with the tools and resources to make recycling easy, convenient and profitable. Since the program’s inception in 2000, over 40 million containers have been recycled and B.C. schools have been refunded more than $2.4 million. Schools keep 100 per cent of the deposit refunds for each container collected, and the program is free of charge. The schools are grouped into categories, based on student enrolment, and the schools that collect the most containers in each category win cash prizes of $1,000, $750 and $500 for first, second and third.
We thank all the schools who took part in the BC School Recycling Program. Just go to www.return-it.ca/youthcentre for more information on how your school ranked, or to enter the Encorp School Recycling Program.
Other recognition opportunities include: all top five schools from each enrolment category are recognized with a yearend achievement certificate, and individual award certificates are available for “superstar recyclers” at elementary schools. Recognized elementary and secondary schools from all parts of B.C. are encouraged to participate.
Encorp Pacific (Canada) is a federally incorporated not-for-profit stewardship corporation with beverage container management as its core business. They are 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 land filled.
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