A recycling fee for drinkable liquids - sodas, or beers, or wine, or water, or all of the above??
Sold in glass bottles, plastic bottles, or aluminum cans - or all of the above??
Inquiring minds want to know. How long have the recycling fees been in place?
I don't think I noticed recycling fees on a couple of my road trips through Calgary over the years, but then I wasn't really paying attention as I drove along either.
You @cvdavis describe folks harvesting bottles out of ditches and garbage cans - that would have been me when I was 10 or 12 years old. But back then, only glass soda bottles rewarded one a recycling fee.
You also mentioned that even with recycling fees many bottles still get discarded into the environment. Is that discarding just laziness, a failure to understand the consequences of random discarding , or, possibly, even a political statement???
I notice when travelling, along many backroads in the USA, that the ditches and road sides are often littered with discards of trash and bottles and cans. You can often see plastic bags blowing about on freshly plowed fields at times, too. Something I don't remember seeing many years ago.
Why is it so hard to get everyone to appreciate a clean tidy environment, enough to make an effort to maintain it?