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Scotland introducing 20p refund scheme
« on: 08 May 2019, 18:29:05 »

Well done Scotland introducing 20p refund on bottles and tinnies.

We are going to Scotland next week. Bring your empties to my dads house. I need a vehicle full. Should pay for the trip including 5star hotels. Particularly interested in those small tonic tins.  :y
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Re: Scotland introducing 20p refund scheme
« Reply #1 on: 08 May 2019, 18:35:21 »

There was always money back on pop bottles and the like when I was a kid.

Why did it stop?
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Re: Scotland introducing 20p refund scheme
« Reply #2 on: 08 May 2019, 18:40:16 »

Maybe because of the adoption of plastic bottles, which cannot be sterilised and re-used? Ask Lizzie.....

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Re: Scotland introducing 20p refund scheme
« Reply #3 on: 08 May 2019, 18:46:41 »

Maybe because of the adoption of plastic bottles, which cannot be sterilised and re-used? Ask Lizzie.....

Ron.


You're quite bright for somebody from Essex. :y
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Re: Scotland introducing 20p refund scheme
« Reply #4 on: 08 May 2019, 18:46:58 »

It'd cost a gazillion in fuel to drive an omega up north to Scotland . :o
plus,  cans and bottles are shopping items , you can't put shopping items into an Omega without seriously upsetting the suspension geometry  ::)

as proved by me to Mrs Builder on Monday , we hit a bird on the way down (laden with cakes/donuts) ,we got back much quicker and hit nothing  :y
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Re: Scotland introducing 20p refund scheme
« Reply #5 on: 08 May 2019, 18:54:38 »

Top tip there dtb :y for all Omega owners never go shopping in it :D yep pop bottles were returned to shop[several times after the shop keeper had stacked the empties outside the back of the shop :-X].Milk bottles were obviously recycled [unless being used as sky rocket launchers]because the milk man would collect them when leaving the next days delivery.
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Re: Scotland introducing 20p refund scheme
« Reply #6 on: 08 May 2019, 18:57:09 »

Wouldn't consider it in a gas guzzling monster with geometry upset by something as awful as a load.

We brought a car load of lemons over with us , no adverse effects. Had a free meal in France on some of them . The local market was selling mawky Spanish lemons at 6.80 euros a kilo.
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Re: Scotland introducing 20p refund scheme
« Reply #7 on: 08 May 2019, 18:59:38 »

Top tip there dtb :y for all Omega owners never go shopping in it :D yep pop bottles were returned to shop[several times after the shop keeper had stacked the empties outside the back of the shop :-X].Milk bottles were obviously recycled [unless being used as sky rocket launchers]because the milk man would collect them when leaving the next days delivery.

Yep.......we would climb over the wall and steal the bottles they had just given us 6d each for.... ;D ;D
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Re: Scotland introducing 20p refund scheme
« Reply #8 on: 08 May 2019, 19:02:24 »

Wouldn't consider it in a gas guzzling monster with geometry upset by something as awful as a load.

We brought a car load of lemons over with us , no adverse effects. Had a free meal in France on some of them . The local market was selling mawky Spanish lemons at 6.80 euros a kilo.

 :-X :-X sssshhh !  :-X  :-X
Mrs Builder may read that , she has an Astra estate for shopping  ::)
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Re: Scotland introducing 20p refund scheme
« Reply #9 on: 08 May 2019, 19:06:20 »

There is a chap comes round here once a week with a pick up truck type of vehicle loaded with crates of pop-in proper glass bottles-basically going door to door selling them.With your first order he charges 10p per bottle extra which he then deducts off your next weeks order when you give him back the empties.
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Re: Scotland introducing 20p refund scheme
« Reply #10 on: 08 May 2019, 19:27:39 »

Maybe because of the adoption of plastic bottles, which cannot be sterilised and re-used? Ask Lizzie.....

Ron.


You're quite bright for somebody from Essex. :y

I'll have you know that I am NOT from Essex - I'm a true Londoner, from back in the days when it belonged to Londoners and not the shitty incomers that get there now.

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Re: Scotland introducing 20p refund scheme
« Reply #11 on: 08 May 2019, 19:38:34 »

Maybe because of the adoption of plastic bottles, which cannot be sterilised and re-used? Ask Lizzie.....

Ron.
By the time I lived in London, Bow had gone to the.......you know.....unmentionables.


You're quite bright for somebody from Essex. :y

I'll have you know that I am NOT from Essex - I'm a true Londoner, from back in the days when it belonged to Londoners and not the shitty incomers that get there now.

Ron.
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Re: Scotland introducing 20p refund scheme
« Reply #12 on: 08 May 2019, 19:46:39 »

Maybe because of the adoption of plastic bottles, which cannot be sterilised and re-used? Ask Lizzie.....

Ron.

Because the fizzy drink producers realised that it was cheaper, more convenient, and better for their business to swap to plastic, which could hold more liquid (now up 3 litres) and therefore could increase the amount being sold.

In addition, the storage of empty bottles and crates used up valuable space in retail units, which as supermarkets grew bigger and space was, and is now continually measured for it's retail sales value, the cost of storage was unacceptable.  More importantly, the transport used, and handling methods changed, with instead of the 1960's drinks lorries designed for small deliveries and collections of empties, large covered, open sided trucks took their place. A single driver, with fork lift assistance from the warehouse staff of CDC's, could unload tons of bulk drinks quickly, and not be held up with loading empties. The reduction in costs was dramatic, efficiency was much improved, and more pop was sold in bulk than ever before, unloaded from larger and larger lorries that were cheaper to run and could carry tons more of product on pallets.

Now the planet is paying for that "advance", so now the public will have to swallow the extra financial costs incurred by winding back on the "progress" that reverting to smaller, heavier glass bottles, will bring.  But, if we can save the planet, I am all for it! :y
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Re: Scotland introducing 20p refund scheme
« Reply #13 on: 08 May 2019, 19:51:54 »

There is a chap comes round here once a week with a pick up truck type of vehicle loaded with crates of pop-in proper glass bottles-basically going door to door selling them.With your first order he charges 10p per bottle extra which he then deducts off your next weeks order when you give him back the empties.


That's what Peter Kay got his Rola Cola gag from ...... Corona Pop van  :y
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Re: Scotland introducing 20p refund scheme
« Reply #14 on: 08 May 2019, 19:57:41 »

There is a chap comes round here once a week with a pick up truck type of vehicle loaded with crates of pop-in proper glass bottles-basically going door to door selling them.With your first order he charges 10p per bottle extra which he then deducts off your next weeks order when you give him back the empties.

You are obviously in a wonderful time warp based in the 1960's Baza :D :y

How much does he charge though for his bottles of pop and what does each bottle contain?  Bet it is not 11d for 14 fluid ounces ;D
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