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Pop bottle recycling.

I’m glad that I live in a town that encourages recycling. This year our recycling society celebrates its 40th year! Recently these garbage cans have popped up all over town. They have an outer basket to put your cans and bottles in so that you don’t need to throw them away while out on the town. Well… I would take it home but a lot wouldn’t. People collect them and bring them to various recycling depots around town. Some collect the bottles and return them for the deposit money to supplement their income. Others may be homeless or very poor and this is their only “employment”. That’s why I think all States and Provinces should have deposits on cans and bottles. If the buyer doesn’t want to return it themselves they can always leave them for someone else to do the work. Then the bottles do not end up in the dump.

We put our cans and bottles (“ours” as in mostly my husbands and rescued one’s from work) out on the curb on recycling day. The bottles are never there by the time the truck comes. It’s a win-win. I can be lazy and still recycle.Are there deposits on pop cans and bottles where you live?


“We are forced to choose, for the processes we have initiated in our lifetime cannot continue in the lifetime of our children. Whatever we do either creates the framework for continuing the supreme adventure of life and consciousness on this planet or sets the stage for its termination. The choice before us is urgent and important: it can neither be postponed nor ignored.”

Ervin Laszlo


About stephanieough

Wife, mom, concerned citizen of the earth. Striving towards intentional living rather than blindly following. Former Education Specialist for a corporation, I have now taken a step back to spend time with my family and work closer to home. Hoping to reduce our waste through refusing, reducing and reusing so that we will not have to recycle as much. Also, I love to explore zero-waste fast food and take pictures of my sucesses. I'm a fan of British comedies like Red Dwarf and Black Adder, Kevin Smith and his movies, Asian food, documentaries, biographies and going to Las Vegas on vacation. If someone told me I could only listen to the Beatles for the rest of my life I would die happy.


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