Posted by: 1of10boyz | August 26, 2014

What is Redemtption? The Parable of the Soda Bottle


I remember trying to get them to buy candy bars. At the time I think it was two bottles for one candy bar.

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When I was a young boy, I was always on the lookout for a way to make a little spending money of my own. Recycling newspapers or aluminum cans was a common fallback, but the income as compared to the effort was rarely worth it. But every now and again I should stumble across the Holy Grail of recycling: The redeemable bottle.

For those of you without a little gray under their hats, or who aren’t living in environmentally-conscious locations, it used to be common practice when you bought soda in bottles that you paid a deposit for the bottle of 5 or 10 cents. You would save your “empties” and bring them along with you when you went back to the store. There you could redeem the bottles and get your deposit back. The soda bottlers would pick up the empties, clean and sterilize them, and then refill them…

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