Recycle value of used bottles

Just purchased a bottle of orange juice. The bottle costs INR 100 made of good reusable plastic. It says recycle value as Rs 15 per kg. The bottle is less than 10 gram so Rs 0.15 recycle value. Who in their right mind will take the time and effort to do it

BIS types of organisations need to set standards for such things. Recycle value has to be x% of the product value. Or companies should be paying 1% of revenue as environment cess. more  

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Idea can be further improved. What is the cost of the bottle in MRP? more  
We may recall that prior to advent of PET bottles, all soft drink bottles (Coca Cola/ Pepsi/Thus up/7Up/..... ) used to be sold in RETURNABLE glass bottles. If one desired to take such bottles away from the shop, he/she had to keep some deposits towards the cost of the bottles, refund of which used to be given on returning the bottles. The same culture need be revived. more  
Cost of production and material value will differ. more  
A good suggestion which can be further developed and improved after discussion to improve collection and recycling process with involvement of customer, retailers and manufacturers. more  
The only reason plastic is so widely used across all industries as a packaging material is its low cost. Which is nearly negligible compared to the product packaged in it. Hence it is distributed free of cost by all (manufacturers and shopkeepers).
Reusable plastic does not mean to be reused for packaging the same material ,but it means that it can be recycled and used in other industries. Food grade plastic used for packaging food items and liquids is never recycled plastic it is always virgin plastic means freshly created form chemicals.

Food grade plastic is the mostly thrown by the consumers after use in waste (garbage). It is the single most cause for the plastic pollution faced by the world.

The government in an effort to deter the consumers from throwing away this plastic in garbage decided to incentivize consumers by offering a buyback for the used plastic packaging material. Please note this applies only for food grade virgin plastic.

The used plastic collection centers were to be set up for this, to facilitate consumers to sell of the used packaging material. However it seems that this has not happened on a large scale.

Also it is true that the buyback value offered is very low to actually entice consumers to adopt this idea.

Probably the government needs to come up with some other idea. more  
You are wrong. Every industry adds the bottle/ packaging cost to the product cost to arrive at MRP. However, every industry always looks for competitive product pricing by various alternatives including packaging. more  
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