Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 25, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Thuriday, Moy 25, 1972 THE lEIHBRIDGf HERALD FIHK DANGER PARIS (AP) All olficial re- port says all TO cathedrals and 200 historic monuments that bo- lone lo Uie government arc in permancnl danger a! damage or destruction by fire because of faulty electrical wiring and in- sufficient protective systems. PAPERS SALISBURY, Rhodesia fAP) Baby elephants arc being shipped out uf Rhodesia with false documents through Moz- ambique for sale abroad In vio- lation of United Nations sanc- tions against trade with Rhode- sia, informed sources said SURPRISE MOURNER I PORTO A LEG It E, Brazil (AP) His friends and rela-! lives paled and some fainted when Carlos Roberto walked in on his own wake. A look-alike had been kiliecl in an auto acci- dent and an uncle had identified the body as that of Roberto. PLANTED PUHSE PARIS. Tex. (AP) Ed Tucker of Powderly missed his billfold afLer plowing a garden last year. He searched, re- plowed four or five limes, and used a Geiger counter. No bill- fold. A year later, another man plowed the same garden and turned up Tucker's missing bill- with more than 5300 cash and other valuables. Battle lines are drawn in bottles war Bv n. .1. ANDERSON Canadian Staff Writer Drink the contents, Ihrow away (lie bottle. Ditcfi Die pop-open can. containers seemed the perfect answer, when they first apjjeared on the markel, to Ihe trouble- some chore of taking flic, emp- ties bad; to I lie store for a re- fund. That the consumer liked the non-returnables is illustrated by the story told in Ihe trade of the soft-drink company that sold 14 million bottles of ils product iji refundable bottles and not one was returned. It was too easy. Non-returnables found their way in mounting thousands to municipal incinerators ajirl garbage dumps everywhere. To the born litter-bug, it was an invitalion lo strew them along highways or loss them into rivers and lakes. Moves are under way in some provinces, a Cross-Can- ada Survey by The Canadian Press found, to force them off the market. The attack is two-fold: Offer a financial lure high enough to be attractive, and compul- sion. While the facts were not conclusive, the survey Indi- cated that force might be Ihe only solution lo a problem that troubles ecologists and environmentalists in all prov- inces. "It may come to Douglas Lintula of Ihe Ontario ministry fl Ihe environment said in Toronto. the consumer is will- ing to pay fid cents more a case for canned beer when he can get (wo cents a holtle back on his returns, it seems clear he likes the throw- aways." lirilish Columbia and Al- berta have taken the lead in (lie legislative field, the sur- vey shows. Saskatchewan has paused just short of getting tough and some of the other provinces are moving in that direction. There is no federal legisla- tion governing non-returna- bles. Apart from the pollution of the environment created by the huedless consumer, the wastage of natural resources in the manufacturing process concerns resource-conscious groups. To them, "recycling" is the word most often in use. Their objective is a con- tainer, bottle or can, that can be used over and over again. That's a major problem for j the manufacturers and rctail- 1 ers who di'.like the cosily 1 handling and sterilizing iii- volved. .lack Davir. federal minis- i ter of the environment, says j society's aim must be to rccy- I cle everything il FIND AN 'orr j I'.rilisli Columbia In 1970 was the first province lo enact j legislation making all types of beverage containers icfuntia- I ble, with the exception of liq- 1 uor hollies and thought is being given to this. i It is mandatory in B.C. for j manufacturers and retailers lo refund (wo cents on drink containers ot glass, metal and plastic. A minimum fine of S500 is specified for violators. Still, a hole found in the legislation. Major food retail- ors refer refund-seekers of sotl-drink containers to depots such as Pacific Reclamation Ltd., a non-profit association with 150 associated depots. Recreation Direclor Ken Kierans saitl this hole is lo he plugged. Also, regulations which now permit a person lo relurn only If) containers a day will be changed to permit return of '14 bottles or cans a day. in Alberta, the Beverage Container Act requires lhat retailers refund Iwo cents for beverage containers of Hie type (hey sell. This iiK'hides cans and Imlllc.-.. The govcrnmen! incli- caled it will require that liq- uor bottles be included in the legislation, TIKE DAMAGE 1IKAVY Some soft-drink companies In that province have set up collection depots, called Con- Relailers do nnl need to lake back the contain- ers if they post a sign direct- ing customers to the nearest clcpol. Officials of Save Tomorrow Pollulion said Iho legislation is fine as far as il goes. They would like more emphasis put on recycling. Indicative of the damage, apart from pollution, caused by strewn bottlas and cans on highways in every province is an Alberta survey Iwo years j ago v.iiich showed govern- ment mowing machines sul- fered worth of damage I lo lires from broken bottles I along the roadside. There was an economic re- j action in Alberta lo the crack- down. In Medicine Hat, about 100 I workers in a glass plant were i laid off when B.C. banned non-returnablcs and annlher 50 were laid off recently in anticipation of Alberta's move Saskatchewan in passed the Litter Act which provides for a refund to be uaUl on all containers. It noi yol been proclaimed. In 32 pieces of legislation on pollution in Manitoba, none specifically mentions non-re- turnable containers. A legisla- tive committee is to formulate a policy on solid-waste dis- posal. No private company In thai province has (aken any action i in disposing of non-reluma- bles. fn March, Pol- lulion Probe threatened to dump bottles and other con- tainers on the grounds of the legislature In an attempt to force the government into j forming fl policy. Friendship tea j COUTTS (IKS) The CouH. i Calholic Women's League is sponsoring its annual friendship tea Sunday. May 28, at p.m., al Ihe Coutts Civic Centre Everyone is welcome and (here is no charge. The "bonanza queen" con- testants will be introduced. COMPANION AT SUNSET A lone iso gull glidoi over rolling waters as (lie sun sets al Clearwater, Florida. SIMPSONS-SEARS of tills detergent will o do 80 average Simpsons-Sears Laundry Detergent dees a very com- plete job at very low cost per washlaad. We even give Free Delivery. Phone nowl 'Bnied cup per load. 1-lb, equals 2 cups, f.iss 20-lbs. Reg. 5.99 Dishuashor Delerpeiil Special 9 51O for Special non-spoiling forrpu'o. 3-lb. box. 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