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    When I was a kid, we used to search for bottles to get the deposit back on them to supplement our pocket money.

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    Only problem with this is the people that care will already recycle and those that do not will not care about the deposit as I assume it can only be a token thing (5p?)

    So never really achieves the goal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by original PM View Post
    Only problem with this is the people that care will already recycle and those that do not will not care about the deposit as I assume it can only be a token thing (5p?)

    So never really achieves the goal.
    Although five pence charge for plastic bags did the trick. In fact it was probably one of the most simple fixes ever as the use of new plastic bags dropped by 85%.

    While I'm thinking about it, given the number of plastic bottles on the railway tracks near my house you'd probably be able to retire if you cleaned the area. Cleaning up, bu cleaning up if you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Equalizer View Post
    Although five pence charge for plastic bags did the trick. In fact it was probably one of the most simple fixes ever as the use of new plastic bags dropped by 85%.

    While I'm thinking about it, given the number of plastic bottles on the railway tracks near my house you'd probably be able to retire if you cleaned the area. Cleaning up, bu cleaning up if you like.
    Maybe so.... just wondering if 5p is enough for someone to get off their arse to do something (such as recycle a bottle) over saving 5p by taking your own bags to the supermarket.

    But then I think I underestimate the thriftiness over laziness of some people!

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    Quote Originally Posted by original PM View Post
    Maybe so.... just wondering if 5p is enough for someone to get off their arse to do something (such as recycle a bottle) over saving 5p by taking your own bags to the supermarket.

    But then I think I underestimate the thriftiness over laziness of some people!
    I would probably get one of the kids to manage that and let them keep the % of the deposit defined in the winning tender.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy View Post
    It works fine in NL. They use thicker plastic. At old client co the used bottles went back into the delivery crates.
    At the supermarkets you drop the bottles into a machine that gives you a receipt for the refund.

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    This. it works well, they also discount old bottles from home deliveries from the supermarkets.
    and it doesn't matter where you bought the bottles.
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    Wouldn't this become law if we stayed in the EU anyway?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BR14 View Post
    This. it works well, they also discount old bottles from home deliveries from the supermarkets.
    and it doesn't matter where you bought the bottles.
    I forgot about that.
    What I should have done was to fill the car boot with bottles from the UK.
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    It'll give kids and homeless people a chance to earn a few bob collecting and returning plastic bottles.

    But in this day and age I really don't see why manufacturers can't devise promptly biodegradable plastic bags and bottles. That would solve all the problems
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy View Post
    I forgot about that.
    What I should have done was to fill the car boot with bottles from the UK.
    i think they might have a problem with non-dutch empties.
    you may be told to rot op.
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