|In Maine, they have extended their bottle return to include juice, teas, etc. AND they have drive up redemption centers where you don't even have to get out of your car if you don't want to. They'll count up your total and give you the cash. Redemption centers accept every container included in the returnable law. Mainers only pay half of what we do for deposits, five cents per container.|
Brad, if you are still tuning in to this thread, I wonder if you could find out how successful Maine's program has been compared to Michigan's. It certainly seems more convenient for all beverage sellers there that they don't have to deal with dirty returnables (which they could do here if they didn't sell the crazy things). It's very convenient for citizens to comply. I wonder, if our success rate is is 90%, what is their percentage of returns?
I do believe that we should hold manufacturers responsible for their choice to create single use plastic everything, including beverage containers. They should have to deal with the problem they've created.
People who don't rinse out their containers are acting very inconsiderate. They deserve whatever roach problem they are inviting in to their homes/garages.
Thanks for the cogent analysis, Brad.
On Aug 23, 2006, at 8:37 PM, William Tobler wrote: