Bottle Bill Resource Guide

APR LogoAssociation of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers

In May 2006, The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers released two public statements announcing its support for expanding existing deposit laws, and its opposition to repealing them. The APR reasoned that bottle bills provide a consistent stream of high quality materials for recyclers.

Aluminum Association Logo Aluminum Association

When the Aluminum Association announced its national aluminum recycling target of 75% in 2008, it acknowledged that deposit laws may be one of the ways to reach that target. Specifically, it stated that it would consider deposit legislation as an option because "container deposit programs are a proven, sustainable method of capturing beverage cans for recycling."

GPI logo Glass Packaging Institute

The Glass Packaging Institute also announced a nationwide recycling target in late 2008. Its goal was to be using 50% recycled glass in all new containers by 2013. To accomplish this, the Institute stated, "Glass container manufacturers also support innovative curbside collection practices and will continue to work with policymakers to improve and expand state beverage deposit programs."

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