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Should plastic water bottles have a five-cent deposit on every bottle?
Poor citizens can generate an extra income by collecting plastic bottles.
In addition, this helps to keep poor citizens busy collecting bottles. This is a better solution than having them sitting around idle which is physically and mentally unhealthy.
This takes away an incentive from the government and society as a whole to help poor people to escape poverty. After all, it can always be pointed out that they can survive on collecting bottles and returning them.