Jabberwocky for 2005 November 17 (entry 1)

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[Comments] (1) Recycle: It's good for the bottle.: I'm noticing that the PETE beverage bottles are getting thinner and thinner, and as a result, they are getting floppier. I think this is especially dangerous in a two liter soda bottle. I'm afraid the day will come when they sell us drinking water in a plastic bag.

You will note that even though the weight of the plastic bottles has gone down, the price of the CRV has not. We are still paying as much CRV as we did when we had real bottles. The net effect is that people who recycle for cash are actually losing money. I don't know if anyone has noticed this; I'm just sayin'.

I don't recycle for cash anymore. I actually PAY $20 a quarter to have a blue bin that is picked up by the city. It's such a relief to not have to haul in the recycling as I have for the last thirty odd years.


Posted by Susie at Fri Nov 18 2005 07:22

$20 a quarter! That is a good deal. I feel so terrible throwing stuff away - like the giant pile of cardboard left over from scrapbooking paper packs I opened this week. I should put it in a box and take it to your house.

In Romania you can buy milk in bags. Bags or boxes, that's it.

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