Documentary Planet Garbage

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Location
Germany
Name
Walter
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Germany
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Walter
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Nothing spectacular today, just the usual remains of everywhere and anytime.
Just a short remark: there are more and more people who manage just to survive by collecting all the glass and plastic bottles to get the deposit money. Throw-away mentality as help for the poorest? How insane has our society become?
 

John King

Member of SOFA
Location
Beaumaris, Melbourne, Australia
Name
John ...
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Nothing spectacular today, just the usual remains of everywhere and anytime.
Just a short remark: there are more and more people who manage just to survive by collecting all the glass and plastic bottles to get the deposit money. Throw-away mentality as help for the poorest? How insane has our society become?
Walter, in Australia, only South Australia has had a drink bottle/can deposit scheme running for any length of time ( >20 years). You almost never see discarded drink containers there ...
 

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Legend
Location
Germany
Name
Walter
Walter, in Australia, only South Australia has had a drink bottle/can deposit scheme running for any length of time ( >20 years). You almost never see discarded drink containers there ...
We have such a scheme as well, John. There is 30 Cents on each bottle (glass or plastic). And still there are incredible lots of bottles disposed in the nature. Obviously there are lots of people for whom this amount of money is too little to take the trouble of giving the empty bottles back ... and there are lots of people for whom a bag full of collected empty bottles means a loaf of bread plus something on top.
 

Irene McC

Top Veteran
We were so very impressed to see bottle-gobbling machines in Scandinavia that return money for cans.
Wonderful. Why that can't be implemented here, I don't know - there are so very many homeless and unemployed
people, who could certainly walk about with a big bag collecting discarded cans and feed them into those machine
for some cash back. Win-win!
 
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