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Deposits on Fizzy Pop Bottles

Posted by Big Boo on May 3rd, 2010

coke bottleIt seems the world in general has finally realised that recycling materials is a Good Idea, and in the UK town councils across the land have even started issuing us with special bins and boxes for the dustbin men to pick up recyclable materials.

However, recycling is certainly nothing new, and prior to the eighties we were all in the habit of recycling glass bottles. Most people had their milk delivered by the milk man each morning in glass bottles, which were rinsed and put out for him to collect and take back to the dairy to be refilled (hopefully after a proper good clean!).

More importantly though, people could even earn a little bit of money from recycling. Glass bottles used to be used for bottling fizzy drinks, and the caps on these always informed you of the ten pence deposit on the them. If you took one of these bottles back to the shop, they would give you ten pence.

Enterprising kids would take advantage of this by collecting up as many bottles as they could (from family, neighbours, friends, other people’s dustbins etc.) and taking arm loads of them back for some spare cash.

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Mullet Hair – Did You Sport One?

Posted by Big Boo on May 1st, 2010

So, the Mullet hairstyle. We can look back and have a good laugh at the fashion mistakes of times past, but were you guilty of sporting one at the time? That’s what I’m asking for this weeks survey!

Did you, or anyone you know, ever sport a Mullet?
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