Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Empties


On a Shoestring - Bluff Park

Back "in the day" you turned these back in and got about 2 cents per bottle. That was a great incentive. Hmmmm... maybe back in the day they had the right idea to encourage recyling.

22 comments:

Paula said...

I've never been a Coke drinker but I do miss those wonderful glass bottles, wish we still used them.

Olivier said...

une belle photo bien graphique, belle composition

Bibi said...

Yes, how true. I remember having to rinse out bottles (Coke, milk, etc.) to recycle. Love this nostalgic photo.

SRQ said...

Definitely a memory from a time gone by.

brattcat said...

fact: the more money you get back for recycling, the more compliant you are as a recycler.

B SQUARED said...

They're worth $0.10 each up here. Bring 'em up, it'll pay for the trip.

Daryl said...

Love this .. and its a great reminder to recycle!

Thérèse said...

Exact!

claudine said...

Elles sont jolies ces petites bouteilles ! Je préfère le verre que le plastic!
C'était une bonne idée de rendre les bouteilles! C'était la même chose pour moi quand j'étais petite ! Je rendais les bouteilles de lait qui étaient vides !

Rob said...

Oh the memories of my yout'. Soda was so much more enjoyable from a glass bottle. I remember a job at a grocery store separating and stacking the bottles for the distributors. Now we all suffer with plastic.

Halcyon said...

They still have rebates in Germany. You get 215 to 20 euro cents back for glass AND plastic bottles. It definitely keeps people from tossing them out.

Halcyon said...

That is supposed to be 15 to 20 cents. Ooops!

steviewren said...

I love the milky greenness of these old bottles.

altadenahiker said...

I don't know why this is charming, but it is.

Randy said...

Love the different shades of green. Glass bottles made the soda taste so much better.

Petrea said...

I don't remember the last time I saw these. I swear, Virginia, you could make anything beautiful. This is a great shot.

TheChieftess said...

Love those old soda bottles...coke was definitely better out of the bottle! And a definite recycling incentive!!!

JM said...

Yes, I remember the days you payed for the glass bottle. Cool shot!

T. Becque said...

Like the pattern in this!

Steffe said...

Cool photo and a few funny comments.

-K- said...

I like it! Real Americana.

Dina said...

What a picture.
I remember as a little kid in Chicago we would go "bottle hunting" for those Coke bottle. Every 2 cents would add up to enough to buy an ice cream soda at the drug store counter.