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Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Deposits on Paper Coffee Cups?
I'm Rich!!

From the CBC [with thanks to BF]:

The New Brunswick Solid Waste Association wants the province to put a deposit on paper beverage containers, including takeout coffee cups.

It says the products should be recycled, not thrown in the garbage – or worse – tossed out the car window.

Of course the group is very happy to have the demand for its services increased, but it doesn't address the costs of the service, assuming that taxpayers will pick up the tab.

Ten cents per cup? I have several hundred dollars worth in the loft of my garage, just waiting for Ontario to bring in this scheme.
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