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    Pocket money from bottle deposits ends.

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    Campbell Brodie
     
     

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    Pocket money from bottle deposits ends.

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Fri 1 Jan 2016 - 10:22

    This was one of the main ways we got any pocket money as kids, by retuning empty "juice" bottles to get the deposit back. Now Barr's Irn Bru will discontinue the 30p cash back on their bottles as of midnight tonight. BBC Scotland

    They started the practice in 1905 with a ha'penny deposit on the bottles.




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    Adam Mint
     
     

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    Re: Pocket money from bottle deposits ends.

    Post by Adam Mint on Fri 1 Jan 2016 - 14:39

    Recall me and my mate going to Inglston to watch the motor racing, suspect we must have been about twelve at the time, there was only one large snack bar open and the queues to get served were horrendous, but one of the main items being sold was bottles of pop, Coca Cola, Fanta, Pepsi etc all in small glass bottles which carried a deposit, can't remember what the deposit was back then but it wasn't a lot,,, but due to the queuing people weren't bothering to return the bottles, they were lying around everywhere,,, me and my mate quickly got in to the recycling business, made a small fortune in our minds we did,,, on the down side we didn't see much of the motor racing...


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