Bottle Bill Resource Guide

  • Date: 2003
  • Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Preserve, NY
  • Findings: The number of non-deposit bottles that were found littered was over 2.5 times the number of deposit bottles
  • In the photo below, an American Littoral Society volunteer demonstrates how many bottles without a deposit value (494, on the left) were found littered in Jamaica Bay, compared to the bottles and cans with a 5¢ deposit (194, on the right).A man points to a large pile of beverage bottles and a small pile of bottles

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