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Bottle return (plastics) #400670
02/20/11 08:26 PM
02/20/11 08:26 PM
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I understand that plastic bottles are now being recycled on the island. I would appreciate if someone would clarify for me which ones. (i.e. small water, large water, coke light, etc.) Thanks,

Re: Bottle return (plastics) [Re: mrs deadserious] #400675
02/20/11 09:35 PM
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This is great news! I hope it's true. I would also like to know when and what type. Thanks!


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Re: Bottle return (plastics) [Re: mrs deadserious] #400676
02/20/11 09:37 PM
02/20/11 09:37 PM
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not sure about the water bottles. but certainly the plastic soda bottles.

Re: Bottle return (plastics) [Re: belizegial] #400693
02/21/11 09:47 AM
02/21/11 09:47 AM
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San Pedro, Belize
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only the large soda bottles, and I'm not sure that the machine that was purchased to "chip" them is in use...


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Re: Bottle return (plastics) [Re: MathieusDeli] #400729
02/21/11 04:25 PM
02/21/11 04:25 PM
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We take all our plastic and glass bottles (even those with no return value) to Dona Julia who lives in the alley marked by the Ocean Essence Spa by Banyan Bay. Recycling is how she makes a living.


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Re: Bottle return (plastics) [Re: Ana Lausen] #400805
02/22/11 09:19 PM
02/22/11 09:19 PM
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Ana - How do I find Dona? I think we'd like to do what you suggested. Thanks,

Re: Bottle return (plastics) [Re: mrs deadserious] #400808
02/22/11 09:58 PM
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Me too. We won't be there til later this year, but I would love to take our bottles to her, both to help her and to keep them out of the trash. I'm an avid recycler here in the US.


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Re: Bottle return (plastics) [Re: mrs deadserious] #400846
02/23/11 10:01 AM
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Ana - will they/would they collect? I often see people on a Mexican trikes with bages of plastic bottles, perhaps it's them, perhaps it could be them! I would happily put seperate bins in our Vacation Rental for plastics - as would many other hotels etc.

Re: Bottle return (plastics) [Re: mrs deadserious] #401162
02/26/11 03:30 PM
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We were at the bottling warehouse yesterday and clarified with them that they take back only the 5-gallon water jugs, but no other size water bottles. They did take back our small Coke Lite bottles, too.

Re: Bottle return (plastics) [Re: mrs deadserious] #401166
02/26/11 04:03 PM
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I was informed (and very odd) that any plastic bottle containing a US branded product (Coke, Fanta, etc) could be recycled.


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