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Originally posted by FreeThinkerIdealist
There you go, want to be a millionaire? I just helped you, and you would be looked upon as a saint to 'green' people world-wide for cleaning up landfills and waterways. You will be a saint and have more money than you will know what to do with.
Originally posted by jedimiller
I don't have time to recycle my cans and bottles and the state shouldn't charge me for it. I came up with a few ideas.
I once got an 18 pack of miller genuine beer
Because I'm always buying 24 packs of bottled water and beer.
* Recycling a four-foot stack of newspapers saves the equivalent of one 40-foot fir tree.
* Every glass bottle recycled saves enough energy to light a 100-watt light bulb for 4 hours.
* Making cans from recycled aluminum saves 95% of the energy required to produce cans from virgin material.
* Americans throw away enough aluminum to rebuild the entire commercial airline fleet every three months. link
Patrick Atkins says there is plenty of aluminum in landfills — more aluminum than we can produce by mining ores. He is the director of energy innovation at Alcoa, a large aluminum manufacturing firm. He thinks the same is probably true of gold and copper, which are used in the circuit boards of computers and electronic gadgets. One ton of scrap from discarded PCs contains more gold than can be produced from 17 tons of gold ore--and humans throw away 20 million tons of electronic waste a year. Landfill mining is a fascinating sleeper of an idea that's actually been around for decades. link
Originally posted by jimmyx
i once had a small soda vending business, and you also have to pay tax on the CRV. the CRV is considered taxable income and you have to pay the state income taxes on it, by way of the state franchise tax board. even though i did not recieve income from the can itself, by recycling it myself, i had to still pay the tax on every can, that was bought out of my machines. this is in california by the way.
[edit on 18-4-2008 by jimmyx]
Originally posted by FredT
The pourpose of the CRV is to perhaps entice how shall I word this, the more ignorant of our society to recycle. It really should be 25-50 cents a bottle, then perhaps once it really means something to the aformentioned ignorant non recyclers, they too can get in the spirit
If you are that lazy then perhaps you should be drinking tap water.