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    • Mids_Costcutter
    • By Mids_Costcutter 24th Feb 13, 8:12 PM
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    You may find this thread of use:

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=250493&highlight=

    Did you ask the charity why they no longer wanted the plastic bottle tops?
    • Savvy_Sue
    • By Savvy_Sue 25th Feb 13, 12:55 AM
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    • 25th Feb 13, 12:55 AM
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    And had they actually ever been collecting them?

    I don't know if it's a scam or an urban myth that there's money in plastic bottle tops, but if you are collecting something for a charity it's always worth checking first or periodically that they are definitely (still) interested.
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    • Mids_Costcutter
    • By Mids_Costcutter 25th Feb 13, 7:24 PM
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    Can the OP help to solve this mystery?
    • Mids_Costcutter
    • By Mids_Costcutter 19th Mar 13, 8:44 PM
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    • 19th Mar 13, 8:44 PM
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    The mystery continues. No one can explain why it's always plastic milk bottle tops and not a more valuable recyclable such as steel or aluminium drinks cans?
    • Fruit and Nut Case
    • By Fruit and Nut Case 20th Mar 13, 10:13 PM
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    • 20th Mar 13, 10:13 PM
    Can the OP help to solve this mystery?
    Originally posted by Mids_Costcutter
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    • Nada666
    • By Nada666 22nd Mar 13, 11:48 AM
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    • 22nd Mar 13, 11:48 AM
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    Could this be a dated phenomenon? And no-one has the heart to tell the bright-eyeds when they roll in their balls? In the olden days (not too many decades into the previous century) foil caps were pretty much all foil (rather than the plasticky hybrids that have replaced them.) Nearly everyone drank milk and it was a universal way that all children in a class or group could contribute to the collection. And in those days fizzy-pop cans were a luxury - they were not bought regularly. Fizzy pop was only bought by families in 750ml or larger glass bottles. So not everyone could collect empty cans. (Course, doesn't explain lack of food tins - didn't have health and safety worrying about children ripping their hands apart on edges - so that blows up this theory.)
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