Responsible Travel - Be a responsible traveler, please poke a hole into the sides of water bottles to stop the locals from scamming you.
YES! the world does recycle plastic bottle, just not the way you think.
There is a purified water scam, what happens is this, the locals collect used water bottles. They then take them fill them with ordinary water, recap them and sell them as if they were new.
Please watch the video.
No matter where you may travel it pays to go to a shop/store that is known to be reputable, generally (most) large chains are OK.
Never buy off a no name stand or bike, etc.
very good idea, will do from now on!