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Glass Bottles better than Tin Cans?

June 23rd, 2007 · Posted by Who Knows? · 3 Comments

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!)

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Johan Swarts // Jun 24, 2007 at 10:42 pm

    ek koop nie eintlik coke nie. dis sleg vir jou ;)

  • 2 Hugo // Jun 24, 2007 at 10:51 pm

    Hehe. Ja, te waar. Ek’s meer op water, groen tee, nou en dan rooibos tee, en “iced” tee op die oomblik. Uh, die laasgenoemde in blikkies. Hmm… ‘n Bietjie giffies nou en dan gaan wel goed af.

  • 3 Andrew // Sep 3, 2009 at 4:26 am

    LOLOLO>O>LO>LO>OP>OP>O:KLYdfyuf

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