Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Refillable. The 4th R?


We're all used to hearing, "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" but somehow have forgotten about a major player in the eco-R's: Return. As we count down to America Recycles Day, some are pushing for the even more efficient practice of returnable, refillable bottles.

I have to admit, I had somehow forgotten all about this practice until this headline and accompanying article in treehugger caught my attention.

2 comments:

becky said...

I know you can't refill beer 'cans'...but can't you still recycle them? (except maybe in howrad county)

Deb said...

hehe yes, Howard county is one of the more strict counties when it comes to recycling and yeah, I don't imagine anytone refilling cans. I can't believe I forgot all about this though... remember how bottles will say that they are redeemable for five cents in certain states? I mean, I don't think I have even seen a homeless person in the city collecting bottles within the past few years.