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1. Executive Summary

Executive Summary

Encorp Pacific (Canada) is the not-for-profit stewardship agency appointed to fulfill the requirements of the Recycling Regulation, Schedule 1, Beverage Container Product Category (BC Reg. 449/2004). The Encorp Stewardship Plan includes all ready-to-drink beverage containers sold in British Columbia as identified under Schedule 1 of the Recycling Regulation, such as aluminum cans, plastic, glass, bi-metal, drink boxes, gable tops, milk and plant-based beverages, bag-in-a-box and stand-up pouches, as well as refillable bottles on behalf of appointed producers.

Encorp has been leading extended producer responsibility performance in Canada for 27 years and has diverted more than 23 billion beverage containers from the landfill.

2021 Recovery Rate

Regulated Requirement
Actual Recovery Rate

Product sold and collected and recovery rate

The Stewardship Plan outlines the recovery rate targets for a five-year term, and each term consists of a full year of sales and recovery data starting in January each year. The delay of the approval for the Stewardship Plan left a gap in the targets for 2021. The five-year targets were approved on September 1, 2021, when the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy approved the Stewardship Plan. Accordingly, year one of the approved targets will be tracked as of January 1, 2022. In this Annual Report, Encorp Pacific (Canada) has not provided disclosures on performance against plan targets but has provided the recovery rate performance against the regulatory requirement of 75%.

See Regional Breakdown

Total Sales in units 1,470,642,100
Total Product Collected in units 1,116,121,423
Recovery Rate 75.9%
Provincial Per Capita Recovery 214.0 units

Summary of deposits, refunds, revenues and expenses

A deposit is paid on every beverage container sold in BC. Unclaimed deposits are used to fund the system. When the revenue from unclaimed deposits and from the sales of collected material are insufficient to cover the cost of recovering and recycling a specific container type, a non-refundable container recycling fee (CRF) is added at the time of sale to make up for the shortfall.

See Financial Statements

Deposits Collected $147,082,849
Refunds Issued $111,612,630
Total Revenue $223,532,468
Total Expenses $211,484,708