I don't like websites than don't give prices: the Golden rule of shopping: if you have to ask, then you can't afford it.
Starting at about 50p/bottle. Makes you wonder why bottles are not more readily re-used... as if I wasn't wondering that already.
Presumably they're substantially cheaper if you buy several million, but does make you wonder how much we're spending on packaging.
Well, I was wondering about refining, and I'd read that that involves removing the free fatty acids... which I guess you can do by turning them into soap?
Well, since I seem to have offended everyone who was trying to help (and sorry again for that), shall we come back to the point which caused me to do so?
Why is it that there is so little re-use of bottles these days?
We used to do it: when i were a lad, you could get 10p back on your pop bottles, and I understand that other countries manage to do it.
I had assumed that bottles were so cheap to make that it just isn't economical to clean them properly, but if they cost 50p each, then your minimum wage lacky only has to do more than 12 per hour and you are into savings: that's almost 5 minutes per bottle...
With the demise of the corner shop it is difficult for supermarkets to collect bottles; you know people would put them in the wrong crate, break them etc. Add to that the transport costs of getting all the bottles back to a depot, and the economics don't look so good.
Used to work well when the roundsman could collect when he delivered the next lot of Corona, milkman the milk bottles, or you took them back to the corner shop, but the price of fuel to transport them around now is a lot higher, and no supply chain in place any more.
I agree it would be a good idea, and I do try to take jars/punnets and other things back to small shops and farmers market stalls when I think they can re-use them, but I am just one.
||My wine bottles (and most of my colleagues) always get refilled. With more wine.|
||I save screw top wine bottles for my own brews. Plastic milk bottles, when cut down also make good jugs for wax melting we have found.|