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Will collection soda tabs actually benefit anything or is it easier to recycle the whole can

Does collecting soda tabs actually go to charities or is it easier to recycle the whole can, which is easier or is it a whole scam
I've read that the soda tab collecting is a scam and the can has much more value
Is it true ?

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I don't think so, I know water bottle caps are made of different materials then the actual bottle but soda tabs may make it harder for large companies to recycle them but not by much.

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Collecting tabs for school is easier and more sanitary than the whole can.
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for school but the person asked if it has more value then the can.
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The person asked whether collecting either or both were a scam and what charity might benefit. Why just the tab and not the whole can? Tab for reason given, charity Ronald McDonald House for one. You're welcome for the vote.
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they give you money for cans, how can is that a scam? And, your supposed collect the can and tab most of the time.....

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When you donate tabs to places like Ronald McDonald it really benefits them because they really add up.

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I have heard that the tabs are higher quality aluminum, and so are worth a little more per pound that the cans, but whenever I see a 'program' like this, my BS detector goes off and I have to ask 'Who is sponsoring the collection? Even if you can find a recycling facility that will accept the tabs alone- my guess would be that the difference in per pound price vs the cans is not worth the extra effort of removing them anyway.

A bigger question is this: If a program to collect the tabs causes a bunch of people to drink more soda for the promise of a few cents extra in recycling value, who's the real winner here- the tab collector, or the soda can manufacturer?? You be the judge.

If you want to make a difference giving to charities, donate your time- not your pop tabs- then all the effort you expend goes to helping those in need not just pennies on the dollar where the balance goes into the pockets of PepsiCo... :-)

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