Originally Posted by Tim
The aluminum-only ethos is one I can support. Not only are the containers unbreakable, but a hell of a lot lighter and more compact for those that have to clean them up afterwards. Not to mention, more discreet for carrying around in places where you're not supposed to be drinking in the first place.
Also, occasionally, you'll find that homeless or exceedingly frugal folks will scavenge trash cans for aluminum, which ends up being a win/win for everyone--they don't have any interest in the glass though.
Sounds like Washington need to charge a deposit on cans and bottles like Oregon does. There is always someone picking up cans and bottles out of the trash at Oregon parks. The deposit may go up to a dime if the bottle bill gets changed this year.
It all adds up to cleaner parks and highways.