Bottle Bills in the News
New York

Recycling becomes habit when learned in youth (Opinion)

December 04, 2011 I have been recycling ever since I was knee-high to a grasshopper. OK, that might be a slight exaggeration but I know we recycled, at least to some extent, before a law was enacted in 1992 that made it mandatory to recycle certain items where I grew up (Washington County, N.Y.). SC Now

Keeping It Clean

November 14, 2011 Among our less attractive traits as a society is our propensity to throw stuff away – and, often, in the least appropriate places. Douglaston Patch

Some energy drinks not covered by Bottle Bill

August 15, 2011 Ever wonder why many of those popular energy drinks, sold in cans, are not subject to the state's nickel deposit under the Bottle Bill? According to the State Department of Environmental Conservation, it comes down to a matter of carbonation. WSYR News Channel 9

Aluminum Association Applauds New York Law to Encourage Sale of Aluminum Bottles (Press Release)

August 4, 2011 - The Aluminum Association today applauded the New York State Legislature on its passage of a bill that will permit the sale of aluminum bottles in the state. The bill, just signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, reverses a little-known provision contained in the state's 1982 Bottle Bill that prohibits the sale of metal beverage containers that have detachable caps. Aluminum Association

Cans for causes helps charities, earns nickels

July 11, 2011 Nathaniel Steele is a freshly minted Ivy League grad, smart, eager and flush with entrepreneurial fever. He's got an idea that he figures will make him a fortune, help fund the country´s charities and save the environment -- all at the same time. ...His venture is called Cans For Causes, and Steele got the idea a few years back when he read that $103 million in can deposits -- almost a third of the total available –- had gone unclaimed in New York state. Waste & Recycling News

N.Y. to legalize aluminum bottles

July 11, 2011 A bill amending an almost 30-year-old bottle bill to legalize the sale of aluminum bottles in New York is unlikely to meet resistance from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, AMM understands. A bill amending an almost 30-year-old bottle bill to legalize the sale of aluminum bottles in New York is unlikely to meet resistance from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, AMM understands. Metal Bulletin

Redemption in Bushwick

July, 2011 Eugene Gadsden usually speaks haltingly, but ask him about the indignities facing “canners”—the approximately 10,000 New Yorkers who support themselves by picking aluminum cans and glass and plastic bottles off city streets—and he becomes loud and impassioned. The Brooklyn Rail

 

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