[GRRN] Bottles vs. Cans -Reply

Bill Carter (WCARTER@tnrcc.state.tx.us)
Thu, 04 Feb 1999 20:30:54 -0600

The aluminum-to-plastic container switch in institutional soda vending
machines sparked another reminiscence from an old recycler: one of the
first campaigns of the newly formed Ecology Action of Austin undertook
in the early 1970's was called "Cans on Campus." The University of
Texas was beginning to convert campus soft drink vending machines
from returnable glass bottles to metal cans, and Ecology Action waged
an ultimately unsuccessful drive to stop the conversion.