Saturday, October 29, 2005

Recycling vs. Deposit

State had a good piece (I'm late to the game on this one, it's from last Monday...) on how the can/bottle deposit law is a bit out of date since the onset of curbside recycling.

I absolutely hate having to take cans and bottles to HiVee for redemption. The time. The smell. Yuck.

When we lived in Minnesota, we would crush our cans - which reduces the volume by a tremendous amount - and take them curbside.

And guess what...? The value of aluminum helps pay for the recycling program.

But hey... if you don't suffer for being "Green", what's the point?


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