Deposit Laws in the News
April 11th, 2014

 

 

 

General

Time for return of bottle deposits?

April 11th, 2014 - One of the most effective means of diverting useful resources from waste is the introduction of a bottle deposit scheme, writes Felicia Jackson

California

Recycling Fraud Convictions Put Stop to Two Schemes: Dept. of Justice Nabs Six for Claiming California Refunds on Beverage Containers from Washington

April 7th, 2014 - SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Justice arrested six people in two different cases for importing empty beverage containers from Washington State to California and illegally redeeming them for California Refund Value. Five of the individuals have pleaded no-contest, and the sixth is awaiting extradition.

Oakland Man Conspired in Recycling Fraud: CalRecycle

April 7th, 2014 - An Oakland man is headed to jail for recycling fraud, according to CalRecycle, the state department charged with improving conservation through recycling and waste management.

Vermont

Beverage distributors propose an end to bottle bill

April 5th, 2014 - MONTPELIER -- Vermont beverage distributors have an alternative to the state's bottle bill and they are prepared to pay for it, an industry lobbyist told lawmakers Friday.

 

 

 

 

Australia

O'Farrell evades commitment to Container Deposit Levy

April 8th, 2014 - AUS - A proposal for a national container deposit levy could result in a ten cent refund for every aluminium can and glass or plastic bottle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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