MONCTON (NB)— APRIL 17, 2018 — Encorp Atlantic’s re360 green recycling boxes, which allow customers to save time when redeeming their empty beverage containers, are being introduced to celebrate Earth Day (April 22) 2018 in two new redemption centres in New Brunswick: Dépaneur Fairisle (Fairisle) and Maurice Thibodeau Redemption Centre (Rivière Verte).
This recycling pilot project was first launched in 2017 by Encorp Atlantic as a way to improve recycling rates by helping redemption centres make redeeming deposit-bearing beverage containers faster and more practical for New Brunswickers. Since 2014, Encorp Atlantic’s innovative recycling pilot projects part of the “(re)” (i.e. “research”) initiative have been exploring and testing new methods of redeeming used beverage containers. Goals include improving recycling rates in New Brunswick and consumer convenience as well as increasing redemption centre productivity levels.