Sunday, August 8, 2010
"Deposit returns, a win win for everbody..."
Most people living in Hawaii do not even know where to go to recycle, and why drive 20 miles to receive a $1.00 refund, it costs more in gas. The solution is not more deposit money to be collected but to have the store that sold the item accept it back.
OK, you say it's going to cost the store too much money having to hire someone to do this job? My sister who lives in Buffalo N.Y. told me every convenient type store and grocery store has a Kiosk type machine, available 24-7, that scans your returns and gives you your deposit money back on the spot. Many states have adopted this user friendly procedure.
I hope our state and local government's can adopt a similar procedure, it would be win win for everybody, the consumer gets his deposit back at his next visit to the grocery store and the grocery store has people returning more frequently,hopefully they stop in and buy something.
The only problem I see is that the current way makes it easy for the state to keep the deposit since most don't bother with returns.
Could it be our politicians just don't want to improve the system?