No used beverage container should end up as litter…
You can save it from this dire fate.
The world is sending us a wake-up call.
The climate crisis and the recent COVID-19 pandemic are making many rethink our way of life and how we have been treating the environment.
We can all do our part in writing the next chapter.
Getting back to and practising the three “R’s” – reduce, reuse and recycle – are of utmost importance.
At Encorp, we are all about recycling used beverage containers. In fact, we collect, process, and recycle over 160 million non-alcoholic beverage containers annually in New Brunswick, ensuring that plastics, glass, aluminum, cartons and other materials needed for packaging your favourite beverages do not end up polluting landfills, roadways, waterways, and our province’s beautiful outdoor spaces.
But we can’t do this without your help!
We need every New Brunswicker to step up and make sure no used beverage container ends up as litter.
Recycling Heroes – Community Cleanup Grants
Encorp is pleased to announce the launch of its Recycling Heroes Community Cleanup Grants Program to inspire environmental leadership at the grassroots level by supporting litter cleanup events that beautify beaches, parks, playgrounds, trails, etc.
Grants of $500 – which should help cover costs for cleanup event supplies and logistics – are available for teachers, students, workplaces, not-for-profit organizations, community groups and municipal/town citizen-led committees.
Recycling Heroes Inspire Murals and Bottle Drives
As part of its annual “Be a Recycling Hero!” campaign, Encorp Atlantic and Festival Inspire – a public art organization based in Moncton – have joined forces for the creation of beautiful environmental education murals throughout the province. New murals are created each spring/summer. Interested communities should contact Festival Inspire for more information.
New for the 2021 edition – Encorp’s Re-Mobile is on tour with Festival Inspire. New Brunswickers are encouraged to visit a mural creation site in their community and drop off some empty beverage containers at the Re-Mobile travelling depot for a special bottle drive fundraiser benefiting local charities in each region of the Inspire New Brunswick 2021 Tour. Keep an eye on the Festival Inspire Facebook page Festival Inspire each week for more details.
Participate in our Campaign!
Being a Recycling Hero is something to celebrate. Your actions will inspire others!
Be part of the movement and tell us why recycling your used beverage containers is important by using the #RecyclingHero hashtag on social media.
You can also download and print our posters!
Hang them up in your community, school, or workplace.
Did You Know?
As the organization responsible for recycling all non-alcoholic deposit-bearing beverage containers received by redemption centres in New Brunswick, Encorp is proud to be a leader in recycling and industry stewardship for beverage product distributors.
Thanks to your participation, over 4.2 billion non-alcoholic beverage containers have been recycled in New Brunswick since the start of the province’s deposit refund/return system for beverage containers – the Beverage Containers Program – in 1992!
BUT there is always room for improvement. Annually, approximately 30% of deposit-bearing non-alcoholic containers sold in the province are not being returned to redemption centres. Many of these recyclable beverage containers are being carelessly left as litter on the side of the road, on sidewalks, beaches, trails and other outdoor spaces. Being a Recycling Hero means having a zero-tolerance policy for littering, speaking up when you see someone littering, and making sure to always recycle your empty beverage containers.
New Releases and Media Coverage
- June 4, 2020: No Used Beverage Container Should End Up as Litter -New Campaign Aims to Make New Brunswickers Think Twice Before Littering, Always Choose Recycling Instead
- June 25, 2020: Recycling Heroes Inspire Murals – Encorp Atlantic and Festival Inspire Come Together to Create Murals with an Environmental Focus Across the Province
- September 21, 2020: Recycling Heroes Regional Murals – Artists Create Murals with an Environmental Message Around the Province of New Brunswick
- April 21, 2021: Be a Recycling Hero!” Provincial Campaign Aims to Reduce Litter in Outdoor Public Places – Grants Available for Schools, Workplaces, Not-for-Profit Organizations and Citizen Groups to Organize Community Cleanups
- June 1, 2021: Environmental Themed Murals and Bottle Drives to Promote Community Participation in Recycling at this Year’s Festival Inspire