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MA Loses $4-6M Per Year Thanks
to Fraudulent Recycling

Breitbart´s Big Government, by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:mitzi, 7/5/2013 5:13:33 PM

The state of Massachusetts is experiencing millions of dollars in loss thanks to entrepreneurial can and bottle collectors from other states carpetbagging in their wares to turn them in for $0.05 a piece. According to CBS Local Boston, trucks from Rhode Island are traveling into Massachusetts loaded up with bottles and cans, which bring no return in Rhode Island, and handing them over for cash in the Bay State. According to environmental consultant Kevin Dietly of Northbridge Environmental in Westford, “We estimate that something like 6-8% of all returns that come back each year are fraudulent.

Comments:
I immediately thought of the Seinfeld episode where Kramer and Newman decide to take their recycles to Michigan.

If 6% loss = $6 million ... they are making $94 million from the rest of the recycles. Why cry about a measly $6 million?


      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Smart11344, 7/5/2013 5:18:46 PM     (No. 9410418)

This happens in Oregon, who has a deposit law. People from Washington state, nearon border do the same thing.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Videodrone, 7/5/2013 5:23:37 PM     (No. 9410427)

Ah, the real result of yet another of those well intentioned but not quite thought out edicts from those who are all knowing elites who rule us with nothing but good intent

just waiting for the notovirus or other nasty outbreak from the mandatory usage of "bring your own bag" idiocy spreading along the left coast

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mackrand, 7/5/2013 5:30:35 PM     (No. 9410437)

As a poster remarks after the original article, "Tell us how much deposit money you get and then tell us how much you refund and then we will know how much the loss or profit is." I suspect the profit is a bunch because many people do not bother with returning and recycling.

As for me, I think I would get more than a nickles worth of pleasure taking the cans out in the woods and filling them full of holes with my guns. They all make delightful sounds bouncing around in the leaves. Then the ants can live for generations off the leftover sugar residue in all those carcasses... Now that´s recycling.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: varkdriver, 7/5/2013 5:30:59 PM     (No. 9410439)

Exactly, OP! And remember, they could only make it economically worthwhile when they had the use/abuse of a ´free´ US Gubmint resource, Newman´s post office truck!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: balogreene, 7/5/2013 5:56:45 PM     (No. 9410478)

If they truly believe recycling saves the planet, and paying people to recycle is how to get it done, they´d be glad to pay the extra money to save the world!!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: richwill, 7/5/2013 6:08:39 PM     (No. 9410495)

Yes, we need more recycling to save the planet. I suggest more Solydras and Volts, or whatever the name of that electric car, that is a failure.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: St. Pitbull, 7/5/2013 8:35:22 PM     (No. 9410650)

Boston strong

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Reply 8 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 7/5/2013 9:34:30 PM     (No. 9410693)

Massachusetts has been run by losers for too long. The stupid nickel deposit is ridiculous, especially since there is curbside recycling all over Massachusetts.

And, with sky-high liquor and tobacco prices, Bay Staters ease up to NH for significant savings.

See what I mean by losers?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: booneboy, 7/6/2013 1:40:26 AM     (No. 9410841)

But who cares about fraudulent recycling, they are saving the planet.

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