Rexam Hosts “Cans for Cash” Recycling Event to Help the Environment and Raise Money for Local Charity -USAPosted on September 19, 2012 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News
They stated 65% recycling rate for alumimum cans in the USA. Yet there is only approximately 5% recycling rate for plastic bottles. The Al can has a small value while the plastic bottles does not in most states which shows the effectiveness of installing a container recycling scheme. When redemption schemes are put in place the recycling rate jumps to over 80%. That tells you how simple and effective a small incentive is. The funds collected are often donated so it helps a large number of community groups out at the same time.
We need container deposit schemes. The current models of trusting manufacturers to clean up their trash has not worked for the last 20 years and is not working now. Theh manufacturers know this but don’t want to admit publicly that their drink containers are causing a large litter problem.