Time to get rid of the plastic bottle….
time to make them reusable
We tried to use recycled bottles in the process where I work, making polyester chip/film. The down sides are handling and contamination if “raw” materials are not cleaned properly. Our products are used in the electronic, food, packaging and PV cells and need to be contamination free.
They could be used for garden furniture making.http://www.solwayrecycling.co.uk/
Drac. Nice example of a centuries old problem 😆
I just think that the press campaign to rid our environment of the poly bag has been reasonably successful but that the plastic bottle has taken it`s place
paying for the bottle so that people return them
When I was a kid we used to walk the same shoreline and collect glass lemonade bottles, take them home, wash them and take them to a shop for a few pennies.Posted 4 years agoDracSubscriber
When I was a kid we used to walk the same shoreline and collect glass lemonade bottles, take them home, wash them and take them to a shop for a few pennies.
Seems like a lot of effort. We went around the back the club and collected them, we then went around the front to take them back for 10p each.Posted 4 years agoprojectMember
Quite a few tesco stores have automated machines you scan the empty botle pop it in the slot and earn clubcard points.
And whats the stupid idea of shoving bottle down rabbit holes in the countryside rabits don trecycle and you brought it there full so take it home empty.Posted 4 years agothegreatapeMember
Seems like a lot of effort. We went around the back the club and collected them, we then went around the front to take them back for 10p each.
Reminds me of school ‘Posted 4 years ago
I’m covering because your teacher is absent and I can’t be arsed to sit with you for 40 minslitter pick today lads, environment and that’ litter picks. 35 mins smoking at the shops then swap our empty black bag for a full one from one of the litter bins.scotroutesSubscriber
It could be worse. The military could be firing depleted uranium shells into the sea illegally…Posted 4 years ago
I’m sure I remember from being in Germany in September, that you get 20c for each plastic bottle returned
15c for most reusable plastic bottlesPosted 4 years ago
25c for some thinner non-reusable ones that have a fancy logo next to the bar code (image recognition?)
15c for glass bottles too
Guess that’s true 😉
No fizzy drinks in tin cans here either, or at least very few. Coke etc. only available in 500ml or 1litre etc. bottles. Redbull might be in cans? Can’t say I’ve ever actually noticed that on sale tbh.
Parties when we lived in Holland were cool. Friends bring the beer etc. and we cashed in the crates. Every so often there was a free party funded entirely on crate and bottle returns.Posted 4 years agofailedengineerMember
There are no refillable plastic drinks bottles currently avaiable in the UK. They need to be a different design and thicker/heavier to withstand washing and even then, don’t last forever. Because we expect things to be as cheap as possible here, refillables never caught on as in Holland and Germany. I believe they aren’t as popular there now, either. Surely the way to go is biodegradeable. The material is available, but at extra cost. There may be some bottle design issues, too.Posted 4 years agoMikkelMember
Deposit on the bottles like Denmark, Germany etc is the way forward and should have been implemented years ago in the UK.
Sadly the fizzy drinks in Cans is protected by EU law, as Denmark had a ban on them for ages, until they lost a year long court case with the EU over it and had to allow the selling of them.Posted 4 years ago
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