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"Sure We Can, the redemption center Martínez de Luco co-founded more than a decade ago, must move somewhere else for the fifth time. Their lease in Bushwick – for which they currently pay $5,302 a month – expires at the end of February and the owner wants to sell the lot. According to Martínez de Luco, the asking price is $3m. “That’s the equivalent of 60m cans,” she jokes.

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NSW container deposit scheme ‘long overdue’

October 20th, 2016 - Greens environment spokesperson Dr Mehreen Faruqi has welcomed the passing of Container Deposit Scheme legislation in the NSW Parliament as a win for the environment but says she is disappointed that the NSW Government ‘refused to back several sensible amendments that would have strengthened the scheme even further.’ Learn More

Quebec group wants bottle deposit increased, expanded to water bottles

October 19th, 2016 - The agency that advises the government on reducing waste wants Quebec to at least double deposit fees on beverage containers. Learn More

No Return: Loss of a Redemption Center Complicates 'Canner' Lives

October 19th, 2016 - Not long after daybreak on October 11, an elderly Bhutanese woman wearing a black hoodie and rubber gloves walked briskly along Lafountain Street, pulling a dolly-like cart. Learn More

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