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Recycle rip-off !

Posted: 07 Dec 2017, 15:56
by terra
Yeah !.... the bastards have jacked up the price of anything that comes in a plastic or glass bottle, including drink cans.
On average, the increase has been around 13 to 15 cents per can or bottle. My cheap no-frills brand bottle of soda water has jumped from 75 cents to 89 cents per bottle.
My favourite 30 can block of Tooheys Draught beer has gone from $50 to $57 per carton.

But..... there' no recycle return centre within 100 klms from where I live.... and from what i've heard, there's massive problems with them. These return machines are breaking down, running out of money and long queues.
You cannot crush beers cans to save space in your bag.... the bar code must be read by the machine to enable your refund.
So..... if I wan't to return say, 100 empty cans, I need two large, large bags to carry them, a 100 klm drive to get there. Factor in my time, energy and petrol costs, and I'm out of pocket.

WHY are they increasing the cost of each can by 15 cents when we only get 10 cents back ???

answers required on this disgraceful rip-off !

Grrrrrr bloody grrrrrr
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Re: Recycle rip-off !

Posted: 07 Dec 2017, 17:51
by Perrorist
Another example of this government's incompetence. The levy shouldn't have been introduced until the recycling depots had been established first. I'm very much in favour of recycling, but you have to wonder how people will feel about recycling after this fiasco.

Re: Recycle rip-off !

Posted: 07 Dec 2017, 22:00
by Biggdad
No one in a wheel chair can operate the return machine!!!!!! :character-oldtimer: :flaming_mad :hitting_wall :oops

Re: Recycle rip-off !

Posted: 14 Dec 2017, 13:08
by Slapsy
Been away for a few weeks,so this one is a surprise. Where do I find one of these wonderful machines?

Re: Recycle rip-off !

Posted: 14 Dec 2017, 13:47
by Perrorist
Slapsy wrote:
14 Dec 2017, 13:08
Been away for a few weeks,so this one is a surprise. Where do I find one of these wonderful machines?
With difficulty. We have only one in our neighbourhood.

Re: Recycle rip-off !

Posted: 14 Dec 2017, 15:27
by Biggdad
Here is the NO HELP AT ALL sight for the area where the recycling machines are( or are not) :character-oldtimer: :flaming_mad :hitting_wall


https://www.envirobank.com.au/about-us/rvm/