Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Letters to the editor...Recycling plan flawed
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Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 24 Nov 2006, p. 8


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Dear editor, Re: Proposed recycling plan is best approach. (Oct. 27, 2006). Mr. Curt Bucey's company, Strategic Materials, does a fine job in recycling glass. But the buzz words, "closed loop" recycling (glass to glass) will not work with the LCBO. Years ago, soda pop bottles had a deposit and the glass was returned to the bottlers to be cleaned and refilled with their products. The Beer Store uses the same method in reusing the bottles. We're all happy that over 90% of the beer bottles do not end up in our landfills. But any quick look at the products supplied by LCBO, shows a myriad of nations exporting fine wines and spirits. How does Mr. Bucey propose to get these bottles back to the foreign vintners and distillers? Set up another costly, taxpayerfunded bureaucracy? And what if those companies refuse to refill the used bottles? We've accepted beer bottles being refilled for years. But people buying something for a special occasion expect a pristine bottle to hold the product. An expensive bottle of cognac in a scuffed bottle somehow doesn't cut it. R.J. Summers, Georgetown


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24 Nov 2006
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Summerds, R. J.
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Halton.News.216367
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English
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Letters to the editor...Recycling plan flawed