October 3, 2008
Letter to the Editor
CASH IN ON RECYCLING
Response to “NY State Considers ‘Bigger, Better Bottle Bill,’” Sept. 12:
If you take a look at how well the bottle bill has worked with a 10- cent deposit in Michigan, you see how successful a program like this can be. With more than 90 percent of all soda and beer containers returned, it’s a great model. When the program was introduced, water bottles and sports bottles weren’t an issue. Now they are. Give a larger portion of the unreclaimed deposits back to the retailers who are on the front line of this huge issue. If it discourages disposable bottle purchases … oh, well. It’ll save our country 18 million barrels of oil a year!