After several unsuccessful attempts, Guam's legislature succeeded in enacting a deposit system in 2011.
|Law Summary||Public Law 30-221, "Guam Beverage Container Recycling Act"|
|Date Implemented||Signed December 30, 2010
Will be implemented 6 months after an agreement of support by the military is signed.
|Beverages Covered||All nonalcoholic beverages, beer, ale, malt beverages, mixed spirits, mixed wine. Excludes milk, supplements, and medicines.|
|Containers Covered||Any sealed glass, metal, or plastic container, up to 64 oz.|
|Fees / Taxes||20% of the deposit is kept by the EPA|
|Recovery System||Return to redemption centers|
|Unclaimed Deposits||Retained by EPA|
As of late 2012, the system is not yet operational. However, in a Nov. 15 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]