May 6th, 2013 - Texas - The mission of the Texas Bottle Bill is to establish a deposit/refund program to decrease the volume of aluminum, glass and plastic beverage containers in our lakes and waterways, roadways and public lands. The deposit/refund system will combine financial incentives and convenient redemption centers.
May 9th, 2013 - Indiana - I think Our Opinion missed the obvious solution when rethinking Michigan's beverage container program ("Bottle bill's suggested twist," March 12) -- Indiana should have its own bottle law.
May 8th, 2013 - Oregon - Recycling at redemption centers, as opposed to individual grocery stores, is gaining traction in Oregon, The Oregonian's Harry Esteve reports.
May 8th, 2013 - MILWAUKIE -- It was Jeff Scott's lucky day. He had a bunch of empty bottles in his car waiting to be returned and as he drove past the Oak Grove Fred Meyer he saw a rare sight -- functioning machines and no line.
May 9th, 2013 - Oregon's first-in-the-nation bottle recycling law has lost some of its luster. A nickel isn't worth what it was 40 years ago and redemption rates have fallen.
May 5th, 2013 - Oregon - Oregon's 10-year-old Cultural Tax Credit will sunset this year unless our legislators renew it. It would be a shame for this pioneering Oregon policy to expire. Since 2003, the Oregon Cultural Trust has awarded $12.8 million in grants statewide, with more than $452,000 awarded to Jackson County alone.
May 5th, 2013 - IOWA - I support the modernized bottle bill that is now before the Iowa Senate. It is important to minimize plastic waste ending in landfills in addition to uncontrolled disposal.
May 6th, 2013 - IOWA - For the past 35 years many beverages sold in the state of Iowa have included a container deposit of 5 cents to encourage recycling of glass, specific plastic and cans.
May 7th, 2013 - ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former state Comptroller Alan Hevesi went to prison for influence-peddling at the state's massive pension fund and gets by these days on a $105,941 pension.
May 7th, 2013 - Guam - It was back in 2010 Senator Tina Muna Barnes introduced the Guam Beverage Container Recycling Act better known as the Bottle Bill but after working with the Guam Environmental Protection Agency, Barnes has made technical amendments to her legislation in order to model best practices for bottle recycling in Hawaii and California.
May 8th, 2013 - Guam - It's been more than two years since a law to establish a plastic, metal and glass beverage bottle recycling program went into effect, but the law's author now says the law is flawed.
May 4th, 2013 - CRAIGAVON Borough Council have backed a notice of motion calling for the re-introduction of a glass bottle deposit scheme.
May 7th, 2013 - AUS - Coca Cola Amatil (CCA) has branded the Northern Territory's cash-for-containers recycling scheme as old fashioned and inefficient and says it will increase the price of soft drinks.