Logic behind bottle refunds?

The reality is that I did not make the bottles myself.

Logic behind bottle refunds?

Like many people this week I took in my empties to the Return It depot in Duncan. As the clerk was processing my bottles she advised me that since there was no bar code or such on the bottle she could not give me a refund. Some of my wine is homemade and bottles have been cleaned etc., however the reality is that I did not make the bottles myself. Someone, somewhere down the line paid the deposit on the wine bottles.

I was wondering, if I find beer cans when out hiking and bring them in, can I get a refund, even though I did not pay the deposit on the cans? Even the wine bottles with the bar code on it I did not pay the deposit on all my wine bottles. Seems like a double standard, as many bottles and cans etc. are returned by people other than those who paid the deposit.

Maybe Return It can offer a logical explanation as the bottles did come from commercial wineries at some point in time and someone paid the deposit. And am sure that Return It gets paid whatever amount they get for returning the wine bottles with or without bar codes.

Smiling in Shawnigan Lake.

Glenn White

Shawnigan Lake


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