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NOT PEER REVIEWED Back when I used to own property with several hundred feet highway
frontage, I was distressed to find and pick up an average of 50 or more
butts along my property every time I walked the perimeter.
I thought about the bottle deposit idea as a solution, but many
simply won't care and the unrefunded deposits end up as an added profit
for the manufacturer.
Why not mandate a special plas...
Why not mandate a special plastic baggy inserted in every pack for
returning the butts directly back to the manufacturer?
The smoker must return a bag of 25 butts for every pack of 20
Sized to specifically hold 25 butts with a zip seal end.
The retailer does not have to handle the butts, but at a mere glance can
see that it holds 25 butts when full. The retailer can reject any pack
that is not filled correctly.
The retailer can just toss the collected bags in a container picked
up by the wholesaler.
The wholesaler must collect a butt pack for every pack they sell to
The wholesaler must return a butt pack to the manufacturer for every
pack they buy to distribute.
There is no added profit to leave behind for those uncollected
The manufacturer is held directly responsible for disposing of the
The smoker is forced to go out and collect 5 more butts than they get
in a pack.
This means the smokers clean up their own mess and the manufacturer
is forced to pay for the disposals.
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