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Celebrating 76 Years of a Disposable Culture and Lousy Beer

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:13 AM
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Image credit weburbanist Wired notes that January 24 is the anniversary of the sale of the first can of beer, in 1935. Wired claims that "Compared to glass, the cans were lightweight, cheap, and easy to stack and ship. Unlike bottles, you didn't have to pay a deposit and then return the cans for a refund." So it was hugely popular and now only 3% of Americans drink beer from refillable bottles. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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