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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Cans Crossing, on Sixth Avenue

Can Crossing, Midtown
Photo by myself at Sixth Avenue and 34th Street, in Midtown.

A woman pushed her cart laden with cans, the other day, waiting for the light to change.

In several US States, bottles and cans can be returned for money, about 5 cents per container. You can return the containers at certain supermarkets.

Most New Yorkers forgo the deposit and recycle the containers. Collecting cans and bottles is a way for some to squeak by with a meagre living.

Related posts: On Collecting Cans and a Rupert Update, Cluttered Sidewalks in the East Village and Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.


Olivier said...

avant en France on gerait les consignes et enfant je faisais les recuperations pour me faire de l'argent de poche, ensuite cela c'est arrêté, mais on y revient avec les problèmes de recyclages.

Lucka said...

Great shot. Hard work by this traffic.

Joanne said...

I saw this in Japan also!

Washington Cesar Takeuchi said...

Wow! It must be hard to move in the streets of NYC with great packs like that. Here in Brazil, people used to collect empty cans to make money too.

Anonymous said...

Wow - that's a huge load of cans! I hope she collected some good $$$ for her hard work! Go green!

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