Vancouver, Canada, September 01, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- After making a very visible contribution to the success of the 2010 Winter Olympics, Vancouver-based EPI Environmental Technologies Inc. (“EPI”) will be showcased as a leading Canadian representative of “Urban Best Practices” at the World Expo in Shanghai, China.
“It’s funny how, after doing business around the world for almost 20 years, EPI was ‘discovered’ in its own home town during the Olympics,” says Joseph Gho, EPI’s CEO. “We’re delighted to represent Vancouver’s vibrant green technology industry on Green Capital Day as part of Mayor Robertson’s trade mission.”
Gho adds, “China is a country that is increasingly aware of the environmental costs of growth. Our company has been very successful in China… in part because Canada is viewed by the Chinese as being clean and green. The support of our mayor and the Vancouver Economic Development Commission will help raise the profile of Vancouver as a world leader in the areas of livability and sustainability. This initiative is great news for businesses in BC.”
The objectives of the Vancouver trade mission are to promote business content and opportunity matching. EPI aims to leverage the opportunity to identify additional agents and distributors in China. EPI will also be meeting with leading Chinese scientists to discuss how its technology causes plastics to biodegrade as a solution to the growing worldwide problem of plastic waste.
The World Expo is held every 5 years. In 1986, Vancouver hosted the world during Expo ’86. This year in Shanghai, the World Expo is expected to draw 70 million visitors. Vancouver is one of 3 North American cities to host a pavilion at Expo 2010. The theme is the livability and sustainability of “green” communities in the urban core. Mayor Robertson and members of the trade mission will be attending Expo 2010 from 9-11 September to coincide with Vancouver’s celebration of Green Capital Day on 10 September.
EPI Environmental Technologies Inc. (“EPI”) licenses proprietary technology that causes plastic to degrade. Plastic bags, plastic film, plastic packaging and other single-use plastics can remain in the environment for 100s or possibly 1000s of years. When these products are manufactured using EPI’s additives, they will disintegrate within 3 years. Established in 1991 in Vancouver, Canada, EPI has become a world leader in the fight against plastic waste.
For more information please contact:
EPI Media Relations, Loni Ingram
loniingram (at) epi-global.com
VEDC Acting CEO, Lee Malleau
lmalleau (at) vancouvereconomic.com