I was sorting some cans today and while doing it I wondered if people realize how much the state is ripping them off with the bigger, better bottle bill.
When you buy that case of Pepsi you pay 5 cents a can or $1.20. When the empties go to a redemption (not spiritual) center they are sorted by distributor and the redeemer has them picked up by the distributor. They are paid 8.5 cents a can or $2.04 a case.
Who pays the extra 74 cents ? Is it the rich bottlers...the greedy merchants....? No, it's you...Its part of the cost of the product when you bought it, along with the costs of carting around, picking up and storing all these cans and bottles, most of which end up in a landfill.
They should teach that economic lesson in schools.