My husband drinks Coke, lots of it and that is not going to change. I hate it as the 2 litre bottles are now over $4. each unless on special for $3ish. He drinks quite a few each week. He is paying out good money for flavoured sugar water and has no intention of stopping. Are cans better? I know they can be recycled but the bottles the Coke come in can be too. I don't think it matters too much, they both end up littering he world and are not something anyone needs. At the start of the PFJ challenge he bought a couple of cartons of coke in cans, so 3 or 4 dozen cans. This Coke cost more per litre than the Coke in bottles and there ended up being more stuff on the floor inside. Six or seven cans instead of 1 bottle...
And I am tight and decided that it wasn't worth paying the extra money for cans that were only bagged up and added to the pile and saved for some unknown time when they will be taken to a recycling place and cashed in. So he went back to bying it in bottles. Plastic bottles.
Last weekend we re-used 6 x 2 litre and 3 x 1.25 litre plastic bottles. Husband has *pruned* our Bush Lemon tree and from the thousands of lemons saved from destruction and giveaways we now have litres and litres of lemon juice, stored in these bottles and frozen for whenever we need lemon juice like Summer time and cordial making to save a bit on all the Coke drinking.
Is that ironic? Drink Coke to get the bottles to put Lemon juice in to make cordial so he wont have to drink so much Coke...
I have stock that needs freezing and the Coke bottles are good for that too.
I think we are getting better value from the bottles even though they are plastic but I could be kidding myself so I don't feel so bad about using them.
The bottles that I dont re-use are sent away in the recycling bin but I
don't know if they are really recycled or just dumped at the dump/tip. What do you think is better? The plastic bottles that I sometimes re-use or the dearer cans that might one day be recycled?