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WHAT ARE WE KEEPING TABS ON?

We are always hearing that soda tabs can be donated or exchanged for wheelchairs. The reason being it is a purer bit of aluminium as compared with the rest of the can which has chemical coatings and colors.

We then came across this article posted by David Pescovitz:

On a recent flight, I noticed this little pile of pull tabs from soda cans on a napkin in the galley. I asked what they were for and was told that one of the flight attendants was collecting them to help people get free kidney dialysis. A well-meaning act for sure, but also pretty much pointless. Those pull tabs aren't worth more than their weight for recycling. And according to Snopes, "a million pull tabs have a recycle value of about $366." That means the dozen or so a value of less than 1/2 of one penny. These kinds of "redemption rumors" have been going around since the 1950s. Forwarding urban legend emails is one thing (and an annoying one, at that), but I was surprised to see someone physically acting on such an oldie. More info on the pull tab redemption rumor at The Straight Dope and Snopes.

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