A recycling puzzle

Myself and Tom were in a taxi last night, stopped at a stop light, when I noticed something odd.

A girl, about 20 or so, walking along the path stopped beside a bag of recycled rubbish, and bent over as if she was tying her shoelace. Instead of fixing her lace, though, she quickly ripped a hole in the (transparent) plastic bag, grabbed a crumpled Fanta can, and walked off.

WTF? anyone got any theories?

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  1. Posted April 4, 2007 at 23:44 | Permalink

    Something to heat some heroin on?

  2. Posted April 5, 2007 at 00:06 | Permalink

    Don’t know, but I once saw a homeless guy in a bad part of San Francisco walking around with a live chicken on his head at 8am.

  3. gearoidc
    Posted April 5, 2007 at 08:34 | Permalink

    this url might shed some light, Repak Cash for Cans ….. to support her heroin habit maybe??

  4. Posted April 5, 2007 at 10:02 | Permalink

    Have you any idea how many cans you would have to collect to score? Aluminium is currenlly around eur 2200/tonne on the london metal exchange (http://www.lme.co.uk/aluminium.asp), but those cans are pretty light! I think you need 65,000 cans @ 14 grams to make a tonne.

  5. Posted April 5, 2007 at 11:30 | Permalink

    well, Gearoid might have a point — maybe she has a kid in a school that’s doing the Repak thing, and she was going to bring the can(s) home?

    To be honest, I assumed something along the lines of Johnny’s idea. Although there was a Centra across the road — presumably she could have just bought a full roll of tinfoil there for not very much!

  6. David Malone
    Posted April 6, 2007 at 19:58 | Permalink

    I spent a while collecting lucozade wrappers from bins in order to get a free webcam from them. Maybe she’s as sad as me?

  7. Posted April 8, 2007 at 18:14 | Permalink

    Dave — from bins? ugh!

  8. Posted April 10, 2007 at 10:49 | Permalink

    I hope the webcam was worth it David. I’m undecided whether you are very determined or just plain crazy :-)