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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.
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Date:Apr 1, 1997
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