Recycling myth exposed (pull-tabs from pop cans).
Canadian Press reports that a program of collecting pull tabs from
pop cans to raise money for wheelchairs is more myth than reality.
Charities and the aluminium industry have been fighting the
misconceptions about collecting pop can tabs for a number of years, CP
reports. While some groups believe there is a direct exchange for the
tabs for a wheelchair, others have realized that it is a way of selling
the tabs for scrap. But in order to raise enough money from the scrap,
CP reports a group would have to collect 2.3 million tabs for every
tonne of aluminium. At today's price for scrap, that would only
raise about $500.