Waste not, want not! In the dual spirits of eliminating waste and de-cluttering, Encorp Pacific is launching a pilot program in the Lower Mainland that will give residents another option to conveniently donate old, unused or unloved clothing while they are dropping off other recyclables at select depot sites. “Our new textiles program is about convenience,” said Allen Langdon, President and CEO of Encorp Pacific.
“We want to give British Columbians more options for giving their textiles a second life, with the ultimate goal of keeping those items out of landfills to support a circular economy.”
The pilot is being launched in partnership with Bank & Vogue to test the feasibility of using the province-wide Return-It depot network to help collect gently used clothing, shoes and other household textiles. Every year, the average adult throws out about 81 pounds of clothing and other textiles. By gathering data and working with government and other stakeholders, the program will help Encorp Pacific evaluate solutions for textile reuse across the Province. All textiles collected through the pilot will be distributed to reuse organizations and companies within Western Canada.