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3 Glass Recycling

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The energy saving from recycling one bottle will power a 100 watt bulb for an hour says a website encouraging glass recycling. As a point though that means the same energy as accelerating my car to 30mph twice. So if I take 10 bottles to the bank I better not do more then 20 stops on the way. When I was a kid in the 1970s we re-used bottles all the time because back then most bottles were returnable. You could always get a bit of extra pocket money by finding a bottle in a hedge and tacking it to the local shop for a deposit.

Re-use is far better then so called re-cycling. If anybody knows where there is a real report on the energy efficiency of bottle banks I would love to hear about it. Please put a comment below. Thanks.