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Vinegar recycling scheme

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When all the pickles in a jar have been used, up to 30% of the container is still full of vinegar.

It may be coloured, of flavoured, or have herbs or spices in it - but, as a preservative, it's still fully functional.

The idea is to introduce a wide-scale vinegar recycling scheme. Consumers would be encouraged to take their used vinegar to recycling centres, where there would be containers for "light", "dark", and "other"

The vinegar would be filtered and if neccessary a bit more acetic acid is added, then sold for re-use - it would probably be fine on fish and chips, for example.

8th of 7, Jun 29 2016

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       Is this taking the piss?
Ian Tindale, Jun 29 2016
  

       You think anyone wants that nasty old vinegar? I can imagine how you fish about for those last 2 pickles with your grubby pickle-grabbers, particules floating off into the sauce from the accumulated hoard under your fingernails. Not that there is anything wrong with any of that.
bungston, Jun 29 2016
  

       good place to store hard-boiled eggs.
FlyingToaster, Jun 29 2016
  

       //Is this taking the piss?//   

       No, I think they only accept vinegar.
ytk, Jun 29 2016
  

       Here in Philadelphia there is such a thing as a "pickleback" The pickle juice is drunk just after a shot of bad whiskey to mask the flavor. I'm not sure if that shows dedication or weakness.
bs0u0155, Jun 29 2016
  

       Full approval freely given to an excellent idea, and smell of complete croissant awarded! this is it [ ' ]
xenzag, Jun 29 2016
  

       // I'm not sure if that shows dedication or weakness //   

       More of an admirable sense of economy, actually...
8th of 7, Jun 29 2016
  

       They do sell distilled vinegar. It ought to be cheaper to make distilled vinegar from contaminated vinegar than having to do all that fermentation.
scad mientist, Jun 29 2016
  

       //More of an admirable sense of economy, actually...//   

       And pragmatism. There is a strain of American drinking designed to quickly and cheaply solve the problem of sobriety.
bs0u0155, Jun 29 2016
  

       Yup. Pittsburgh will do that to you every time.
8th of 7, Jun 29 2016
  

       One might pour the residual brine into a largish saucer and park it on a shelf. As one breezes through the room in search of a cold one or more ammunition the spicy scent of pickles will greet and delight the olfactory senses, reminding oneself that more pickles should be purchased, preferably the spicy garlic dills.
whatrock, Jun 30 2016
  

       I ingest a swig full of Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar every morning. It's murky and has stuff in it. I do it for my health. I love vinegar. So I love this idea. +
blissmiss, Jun 30 2016
  

       // As one breezes through the room in search of a cold one or more ammunition the spicy scent of pickles will greet and delight the olfactory senses, reminding oneself that more pickles should be purchased, preferably the spicy garlic dills. //   

       <notes that [whatrock] is an excellent candidate for Assimilation>
8th of 7, Jun 30 2016
  

       According to wikipedia, about a quarter of the world's acetic acid is reused:   

       ::The global demand for acetic acid is about 6.5 million metric tons per year (Mt/a), of which approximately 1.5 Mt/a is met by recycling; the remainder is manufactured from petrochemical feedstock.   

       //I ingest a swig full of Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar every morning. It's murky and has stuff in it.//   

       How do you like them apples?
Loris, Jun 30 2016
  
      
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