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New pant boxes placed around Copenhagen

Pant collectors shouldn't have to stick their hands down the trash anymore


Beer cans and bottles with deposits should be thrown into boxes like these instead of the rubbish (Photo: Illegal Magazine)

July 14, 2014
15:28

by Andreas Jakobsen


What do you do with your finished beer on a hot summer's day if there are no pant collectors in sight? Whatever you do, don't leave it in the rubbish bins, where only the most committed collectors are willing to go.

From now on, you can look around for the city's new wooden boxes and leave your returnable cans and bottles in there. 

Wooden pant boxes
The non-profit organisation Pantbørsen and Illegal Magazine are now placing wooden pant boxes in the city parks to make the job a little easier and less dirty for the pant collectors, the people who make a living picking up and returning beer cans and bottles to claim the deposit. 

People enjoying beers outside can then get rid of their cans without throwing them into the trash, and the collectors can get the pant without having to get their hands dirty.

Millions going to waste
Michael Lodberg Olsen, the editor of Illegal Magazine, said that 143 million kroner worth of pant is lost every year, and that the money could potentially help people in need.

"Many of those millions probably disappear into our rubbish bins," he said.

"We hope that Copenhageners will take part in shedding light on this pant surplus as a hidden treasure that can create welfare for some of society's most sensitive groups."

Starting in Vesterbro
Pantbørsen and Illegal Magazine encourage people all around Denmark to place boxes in their own backyards to help the pant collectors.

The first box was put out today on Sønder Boulevard in Vesterbro in Copenhagen.

 

 

 



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