richms: refillable glass will never work now there is no home delivery to take emptys away. Trucking emptys back is a logistics nightmare and waste of fuel.
Recycling glass is prettymuch needless since its just sand. Can be downcycled to roading etc but its heavy to transport.
It never ceases to amaze me how something as simple as refillable glass will never work... Well - it did work when I was a kid, and from what I recall, it worked reasonably well. So thirty years on - suddenly its impossible... Progress???