Guam's legislature enacted a deposit system in 2011.
|Name||Public Law 30-221, "Guam Beverage Container Recycling Act"|
|Date Implemented||Signed December 30, 2010, was supposed to be implemented 6 months after an agreement of support by the military was signed.|
|Beverages Covered||All nonalcoholic beverages, beer, ale, malt beverages, mixed spirits, mixed wine. Excludes milk, supplements, and medicines [a]|
|Containers Covered||Any sealed glass, metal, or plastic container, up to 64 oz.|
|Recovery System||Return to redemption centers|
|Unredeemed Deposits||Retained by EPA|
|Fees and Taxes||20% of the deposit is kept by the EPA|
|Program Success||Unavailable; program implementation has been delayed.|
The system is not yet operational. However, in a Nov. 15, 2012 interview, Senator Tina Muña-Barnes (the bill's primary sponsor) announced that in preliminary meetings, the bill did have the support of stakeholders and military representatives, which is crucial for the process to move forward.
*All information on this page was gathered from the documentation of the legislative process[pdf,30Mb]