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March 23, 2011

Plastics Recycling Update

Florida aims for bottle bill

Environmental groups and a smattering of legislators in Florida have been heartened by news that a bottle bill could become a reality in the state.

Legislative leaders in Florida have given preliminary approval to study legislation that would attach a deposit on bottles and other beverage containers with the goal of cutting down on litter and bolstering recycling, according to The Palm Beach Post. The paper quotes a Republican legislator from a coastal region who expressed support of a bottle bill for the Sunshine State. Additionally, it cites a University of Florida study that suggests that 30 million beverage containers are trashed in state landfills, as well as a poll that shows that 60 percent of state residents support a bottle bill.

http://resource-recycling.com/node/1070


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