Being a child of the sixties and seventies I remember with fondness taking bottles back to the local grocers/off licence for a few pence. This helped the adults and also gave the children a responsibility but also a few pence for extra sweets etc. The bottles used to say on the lid/label if they were returnable and for how much. I doubt that with Health and Safety rules and particularly because of the awful ferral youths with bad intentions, that pre-teens and teens carrying bottles in plastic bags to the local shops will ever make a comeback but does anybody know if there are any schemes that re-use bottles, plastic fabric conditioner type bottles etc for the purpose they were originally made for. After hearing in the news that a lot of recycled stuff is not being recycled due to credit crunch and other things, I think to wash and re-use would be a step forward. May be this sounds too simplistic but with the right people etc behind it, why not? It always seem such a waste with coffee jars etc which are still in perfectly good condition. Does anybody know of any companies/schemes that re-use for the purpose they were intended?
While raising the minimum wage would benefit both men and women, it would disproportionately affect women. As depicted in Figure E , women account for percent of total . employment, yet comprise percent of the workers whose incomes would rise by increasing the minimum wage to $. The share of those affected who are women varies somewhat by state, from a low of percent in California to a high of percent in Mississippi. Figure E Gender distribution of workers affected by raising the federal minimum wage to $ by July 2016, and of total employment Female Male Share of total employment % % Share of affected workers % % Source: Author's analysis of Harkin-Miller proposal using Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata and BLS Current Employment Statistics (2013)
An individual does not necessarily have to be a musician to qualify as a member of the 27 Club. Rolling Stone included television actor Jonathan Brandis , who committed suicide in 2003, in a list of "members" of the 27 Club.  Anton Yelchin , who had played in a punk rock band but was primarily known as a film actor, was also described as a member of the club upon his death in 2016.  Likewise, Jean-Michel Basquiat has been included in 27 Club lists, despite the relative briefness of his music career and his prominence as a graffiti artist and painter.