Originally Posted by hateraid
I do only because I have room to store empties and I usually average it out to $10 for ten minutes of work ($60 an hour ). Plus the recycling depot is right by my house. Although I've heard an interesting claim that it takes twice as much resource to recycling a bottle as it does to produce a new bottle
Maybe, but it's better to have that plastic recycled instead of ending up as garbage on the side of some beach or in the middle of the ocean.
You'd be surprised how much plastic is out there...