Which is cheaper?
12 ounce can for 75 cents or 20 ounce bottle for $1.25 … shoot, they both come out to 6.25 cents/ounce.
Which is better for the environment?
According to the Stanford Recycling Center (down 101 a bit) “Aluminum cans become new aluminum cans, car parts, or any other aluminum product. Plastic soda bottles become new plastic containers, fiberfill for pillows or sleeping bags, and car parts.” So, both can be recycled easily. Virtually everywhere I turn .. bottles and cans are given equal "recyclability" billing.
Obviously, the can has less calories, high fructose corn syrup and other bad things … but this is a rare treat for me, so it also has less of the tasty beverage I am seeking. I eat and drink way too healthy to allow 8 ounces to influence.
You know what I hate? When I purchase a carbonated beverage and it falls from a high vending precipice only to come out pre-shaken, ready to burst stickiness on my pool-cue resting area. Can-vending usually lines everything up vertically, so it comes from the bottom. … No luck, the bottle is on the bottom rack, too.
But this is good … let’s look at how to prevent disappointments. I hate when you get something from a vending machine and it just rests on the glass waiting to come your way … enenenenenenenennnn .. clunk … hate that. I should get a can. But wait … what if I press the coca-cola button and instead I am served a lime diet coke? That would be horrible.
Alright … let’s leave it up to someone else and my friends at justcurio.us, so I posted this question: Bottle or Can? Oh, I just got a response … that was fast!
“neither wad” –
right. Hmmm, that wasn’t nice. It’s that kind of charm that lost you the empire, my friend.
Oh, a second response, man these are coming quickly!
“I take it in the can” – United States
excellent. Makes me kinda want to move to the
Yep. That did the trick. The machine even has a little tease, “Thirsty?” Damn straight, I’m thirsty. Just writing this blog entry has given me a sandpaper sponge tongue.
And no new updates on the justcurio.us side of things…
Alright … time to decide. Or ask Google.
Here we go, a page titled, Soda Bottle or Can Pollution … oh, I hadn’t thought about my waste product trapping some harmless animal. Geesh, that would be horrible! Maybe I should get a can, so I can crush it and make sure nothing gets trapped inside. But then I might make a sharp edge that turns into a duckling decapitator. That wouldn’t be good.
OK, time to turn to our government … we have a whole department within
Oh wait, my mail icon is alerting me that we have a new answer to the question!
Oh bless you!
Yes, I got a Coke ... oh yum.