Re-Express combines two innovative concepts: an unmanned bag drop-off beverage container depot and fixed-value bags. “Both concepts were tested separately in our Re-Centre (Moncton) and Express Bag (Fredericton) pilot projects,” explains Encorp Atlantic General Manager Pierre Landry. “We have combined lessons learned, technology developed and best practices from both models to create the Re-Express beverage container recycling experience.”
The following events are planned throughout the Earth Day weekend:
- Friday, April 20 – 10am: News conference at the Re-Express beverage container depot. Media and the public are invited.
- Saturday, April 21 – 10am-2pm: Information kiosk and signing up members of the public on site at the Re-Express depot and inside Sobeys Vaughan Harvey.
- Sunday, April 22 – 10am-4pm: Information kiosk at the Go Beyond Earth Day Greater Moncton event (Marché de Dieppe Market).
The goal is to recruit participants for the pilot project during this weekend and over the coming weeks leading to the official grand opening of the Re-Express depot, scheduled to take place during National Environment Week (June 3-9) 2018.