Yup, I did mention it for the US side, at least. The deposit is still the same as it was in the 1970s. In Norway the deposit has been raised a number of times. I don't think bottle returns were any more lucrative when we grew up, it was more a question of us having lower goals. Bottles translated directly into cheap candy - Hubba Bubba, Fox, and whatnot! But perhaps the prices (and the salaries!) have increased much more than the bottle deposit the last ten years, Norway has gone somewhat crazy. The big point in Norway is that we never got out of the habit of recycling, but the US did in most places.