Monday, 18 August 2008

Glass bottle recycling in Riga




Glass bottle recycling is like a hidden industry in Latvia, because most people don't use it. You have to bring bottles to a special collection points (stikla taras pieņemšanas punkts) which are not that easy to spot and in addition you get only 0.01 Ls per bottle.
Photos by (c) Arnis Balcus

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

design hasn't changed for decades. such spots in Riga exist mainly for homeless

ksprs said...

when I was kid I gathered empty bottles a lot and it was quite easy since my grandfather was alcoholic, but the profit was small - something like 5 lats for a full wheelbarrow, and than you have to split it with your companion.