Saturday, 20 March 2010

A second first

I have never seen a bottle bank being emptied until this morning. I was always under the impression that that moles came in the hours of darkness and spirited the bottles away, but that wouldn’t have accounted for the bottles by the side of the road.DSCF3117

I did think that it was all a bit improper putting all the bottles into one container but the bottle collector demonstrated the dividers in the truck by banging the bottle bank against them.

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And no they don't all go into land fill! According to the operator chappie the green glass is crushed for use in road surfaces the brown glass goes to America (they can't get enough of it) and the clear glass is used to make double glazing. I'm none to sure about that, but that is what he said.

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