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what if there were a credit card or "club
card" connected to a chain of stores and
chain of recycling centers that kept track of
how often you recycle? They could offer
discounts and benefits back to you and
proportionally reward folks who are
recycling the most of materials they need.
responsible consumers, more reliable
supply of packaging materials, better prices
and less stuff in the landfill.
||Our stores do offer you $.50 everytime you bring your own bag. Is that what you mean?
||I do that. I give people a quid off for any suitable receptacles they bring me. It's not quite a credit card but they do get a benefit. I also do it for herbs they've gathered themselves.
||In Holland (and probably elsewhere in Europe) you shove your empty plastic bottles in a machine in the supermarket which gives you an appropriate discount receipt for the checkout.
It hasn't seemed to catch on here in 'Monkey Island'**
**Note: I am reliably informed that many people on Northern Continental Europe refer to Us in the UK as 'Island Monkeys'
Apparently we live on 'Monkey Island'