March 23, 2011
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.