“Whisbih” Stabbed a Farmer: EPA Plans to Charge for Bottles of Energy Drinks
What is the landmine in a farmland ? Bottles of energy drinks, like Whisbih or Paolyta-B, are nicknamed “A-Bi” by many farmers. Some people drop litter around the countryside. Even it usually happens that farmers are stabbed with fragments of bottles. Farmers applauded that Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) develops to set more bottle banks at specific places, charge for bottles and provide recycle awards in the future in order to grow the recycling rate of brown glass bottles.
78-year-old Mr. Chung, a farmer, lives in Yulin Lunbei. He always finds the empty bottles of energy drinks in his farmland and cannot finish picking up them. Also, he cut his finger by accident this April. “Cut on a glass bottle, Stuck to bleed.” He said.
Mr. Chung’s farmland is right at the side of the road. People drop glass bottles in farmlands all the time. Old farmer cut his finger several times for picking up hundreds of glass bottles which littered the farmlands. Glass bottles are crushed with a cultivator; and then farmer works the farmland in bare feet. That will be an inconceivable consequence. Mr. Chung cannot take it anymore. He is illiterate man, so asked a neighbor to write a letter to EPA for him. “I must be in bare feet to spray with pesticide. If glass bottles are broken into pieces, they will be sharper than knifes.” He said.
Empty glass bottles, Whisbih and Paulyta-B, littered the farmlands. Energy drinks of this kind are nicknamed “A-Bi” by many farmers. They are not only a thorn in their heart but also a “landmine” when farmers are working. “Bottles should be recycled. It will be the same situation anywhere if they are not recycled.” Farmers said.
EPA wants to grow the recycling rate of brown glass bottles so EPA tends to set bottle banks at specific places where many workers gather firstly. In the future EPA will consider growing the recycling of empty bottles by charging or rewards for taking care of the soles of farmers’ feet.