I Still Haven’t Learned To Throw Away A Bottle – 7 Ways Bottles Are Practically Cherished In Slovakia


Reusing Bottles

August 4, 2017

Allan Stevo

In Slovakia a good bottle is a keepsake, a treasure reused over and again. Bottles are the timeless containers that good memories are poured from and good stories shared around. Bottles are almost as central to Slovak culture, as the homemade spirits and wines that flow from them are central to European culture.

Though I live in America now, it’s been hard to look at an empty bottle and toss it immediately, as is the American way. There is just too much intrinsic value to it. That intrinsic value exists 6,000 miles away in Slovakia, not in urban America.

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Allan Stevo writes on Slovak culture at www.52inSk.com. He is from Chicago and spends most of his time traveling Europe and writing. You can find more of his writing at www.AllanStevo.com. If you enjoyed this post, please use the buttons below to like it on Facebook or to share it with your friends by email. You can sign up for emails on Slovak culture from 52 Weeks in Slovakia by clicking here.

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