Ever had trouble deciding whether to buy your Coke (or Fanta) in a 340ml tin can, a 500ml glass bottle, or a plastic bottle? If so, here’s some help: buy a glass bottle! Or anything that can be taken in again for a deposit.
If you are thinking of price, bear in mind the environmental costs. (Tons of plastic: bad.) If you are lazy, hey, why not give the bottle to someone else to take in for a refund? (Tipping a car guard with bottles might be impractical, but there really isn’t a shortage of people in this country that will appreciate an empty return-for-deposit bottle.)
Now that you’re here, drop a note! What do you buy? (And if you feel inclined to not buy returnable/reusable bottles, try and identify the influences involved?) My reasons have been mentioned… I have shopped for the best price, and I have even at times bought the 2l bottles that “don’t have to be returned” because I didn’t want to have to take it back. Shocking. (I have also at times bought the 500ml plastic bottles with good reason: they are more conveniently reusable at home, light and conveniently sized for taking along up a mountain or to a tennis court – NB: bringing it back down again, of course!)