Increasing Used Clothing Collection through Participating Return-It Depots


What happens when the leader in the wholesale used goods industry in Canada joins forces with the largest recycling depot network in British Columbia? The answer is a convenient textile recycling program in one of the largest cities in Canada.

Bank & Vogue, a Canadian based company with a global footprint, has a commitment to enhance the principles of the Circular Economy at a local level. For that reason, Bank & Vogue has partnered with Encorp Pacific to launch a pilot project to collect used clothing and accessories within the province of British Columbia.

The purpose of the project, which officially kicks-off on Friday, March 1st at select depot locations, is to test a new way of collecting gently used garments that complements the methods currently in use and maximizes convenience for residents. Residents already drop off refundable beverage containers and unwanted electronics at the Return-It depots. Adding textiles to the accepted items increases the merit for each trip.

The mission of Bank & Vogue is to find a new home and create new life for 10 billion pounds (4.5 billion kg) of excess “stuff”. To accomplish this mission, Bank & Vogue chooses to support not-for-profit organizations whenever possible in order to have a positive impact on local communities as well as preventing items from entering the landfill.


About Encorp Pacific (Canada)

Encorp Pacific (Canada), better known as Return-It is a federally incorporated, not-for-profit, product stewardship corporation with beverage container management as our core business. Its mandate is to develop, manage and improve systems to recover used packaging and end-of-life products from consumers and ensure that they are properly recycled and not land-filled or incinerated. Visit Returnt-it/textiles for a list of participating depots and more information.


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