Bottle bills work!
Bottle bills (also known as container deposit laws) are a proven, sustainable method of capturing beverage bottles and cans for recycling. The refund value of the container (usually 5 or 10 cents) provides a monetary incentive to return the container for recycling.Bottle Bills...
- Supply recyclable materials for a high-demand market
- Conserve energy and natural resources
- Create new businesses and jobs
- Reduce waste disposal costs
- Reduce litter
- and provide many more benefits
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- Eric Atherton: 'Bottle bill' would work, but it shouldn't be needed December 4th, 2013 - Minn - Minnesotans are doing a lousy job of recycling cans and bottles, with 60 percent of these containers ending up in landfills — or in ditches. So in January, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will give the Legislature a recommendation regarding the implementation of a 10-cent deposit that would apply to almost every bottle and can of beer, pop, water, sports drinks and liquor sold in Minnesota.
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The Bottle Bill Resource Guide is an ongoing project of the Container Recycling Institute, dedicated to providing comprehensive information about beverage container deposit laws across the US and around the world.