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2013-02-22 05:16:56 PM  
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What kind of a dick puts gasoline into a bottle, and then returns the bottle?  "I gotta get my deposit back, if it means somebody else drinks contaminated water, no skin off my nose.  My deposit is more important."
2013-02-22 05:19:26 PM  
2 votes:
www.copypress.com

Low hanging fruit
2013-02-22 05:19:10 PM  
2 votes:
Uh oh...
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2013-02-22 08:00:43 PM  
1 votes:

Smidge204: cgraves67: Why would the company even run the risk of reusing those containers? They should all be melted down and reformed.

Assuming that's even possible with the type of plastic used (not all plastics can be recycled), they'd have to deal with the labels and caps for each bottle before they can be processed. And each time they are broken down and re-used, the quality of the plastic degrades, often significantly. It's easier and cheaper to sterilize and refill them. There's also nothing wrong with that approach 99.9% of the time... until some dipsh*t decides to return a bottle they used for holding hazardous chemicals and nobody catches it.

Perhaps a simple new rule: Since there zero reason to remove the cap entirely, use that as evidence of tampering. If the cap is damaged or missing, no refund on the deposit.
=Smidge=


These bottles are not the small 500ml bottles you buy in the store. Those bottles are recycled as they are so thin that reusing them is impossible, and sorting out each water companies bottles from the waste stream would be near to impossible also. These are 3 and 5 gallon jugs typically used in water dispensers.

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This kind of water jug
2013-02-22 05:48:51 PM  
1 votes:

cgraves67: Why would the company even run the risk of reusing those containers? They should all be melted down and reformed.


Assuming that's even possible with the type of plastic used (not all plastics can be recycled), they'd have to deal with the labels and caps for each bottle before they can be processed. And each time they are broken down and re-used, the quality of the plastic degrades, often significantly. It's easier and cheaper to sterilize and refill them. There's also nothing wrong with that approach 99.9% of the time... until some dipsh*t decides to return a bottle they used for holding hazardous chemicals and nobody catches it.

Perhaps a simple new rule: Since there zero reason to remove the cap entirely, use that as evidence of tampering. If the cap is damaged or missing, no refund on the deposit.
=Smidge=
2013-02-22 05:22:22 PM  
1 votes:
Regularly buying and consuming bottled water is for suckers.
2013-02-22 05:14:05 PM  
1 votes:
Why would the company even run the risk of reusing those containers? They should all be melted down and reformed.
 
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