Sabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1872 times:
Earlier today I bought a pack of smokes at a kiosk and since I felt a bit tired I decided to get a can of Red Bull as well. The kiosk dude asked me if I want Red Bull with or without sugar, and he added that I have to pay 0,25 EUR deposit for regualar Red Bull cans while Red Bull sugarfree cans are sold without deposit. I asked him why I have to pay deposit for Red Bull with sugar but no deposit for Red Bull sugarfree but he didn't know.
Can anyone explain this completely stupid rule? It doesn't make sense at all.
I got almost the same reply from the kiosk dude (a Turk) when I asked him about the rule, he said: "Because Germany is full of bureaucrats who have nothing better to do than introducing such moronic rules". I agreed with him, took my Red Bull sugarfree can and walked away.
KaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12043 posts, RR: 42 Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1753 times:
What I liked about having parties in Norway, is that the day after I would return all the cans and bottles, and that way I was drinking for free the day before I think my record after one party was around 350 NOK ($58/45EUR)
NoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7802 posts, RR: 13 Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1709 times:
Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 13):
No, he was right. As I wrote above, there is a "Pfandfrei" writing on the sugarfree can and a "Pfandlogo" on the Red Bull regular can.
Then this will change soon, unless the company somehow managed to convince the government or Deutsche Pfanggesellschaft Red Bull Sugar Free was a healthy juice:
"Ausgenommen vom Pfand sind nach wie vor Wein, Sekt, Spirituosen, Milch und Saefte. Ein Pfand muss auch nicht auf oekologisch vorteilhafte Verpackungen, zum Beispiel Getraenkekartons, Schlauch- und Standbodenbeutel gezahlt werden."
Lol, how stupid, does that mean diabetics doesn't have to recycle? I thought the deposit on cans was to encourage people to turn them back in order to recycle the metal. I'm allergig to sorbitol and aspartam, should I be free from paying deposit on the regular Red Bull then, as it has been adapted to my needs?
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