• In the 70's when energy costs were quickly rising. It only takes about %5 of the energy to recycle a aluminum can than to make a new one.
  • Some countries have recycle and reuse far more often and a much longer time. The throw-away culture of the fast food nation has created so much trash and waste. In the late 80's municipalities were making it a requirement, while one trash company in the area was putting up obstacles like requiring the removal of labels from glass which caused quite an uproar.
  • When they paid for cans and bottles.
  • I think it's always been popular out of necessity to reuse and recycle. Especially during the depression. It's only recently we have become a 'disposable' society

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