Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Bottles for money:

Here in most every little super market you trade used plastic and glass bottles for quite a decent amount of money between 15 euro cent and 50 euro cent ($0.23-$0.80) per bottle depending on size so it adds up to quite a lot, it is a very good way to get people to recycle. You put the bottles in the machine, it scans them and then gives you a money receipt you take to the cashier for euros.


6 comments:

  1. The amounts are usally 8c(mostl beer bottles), 15c (usually rather large glass bottles but also other beer bottles) and 25c (the bottles and cans that get shredded)

    It's a little bit confusing ;)

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    1. it depends on the use of the bottles in the recycling circle. often used bottles are cheaper so people can buy products in them more often. everything is written in recycling laws. you can check them on the Bundestag website.

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  2. It's crazy when you go abroad from Germany... You automatically collect plastic bottles and people think you are nuts :-D Same thing goes for bringing your own shopping bags when you do your groceries.

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    1. I am from sanfrancisco where it is probably the most similar but it is still more extreme here :)

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  3. The thing is that you pay a fee for gettnig this bottle. So its not realy getting money for bottles but getting your monye back. Kinda like a deposit you have to pay to get the bottle.

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  4. It's even called "bottle deposit" - "Flaschenpfand".
    C.

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