Bottle deposit laws great for environment.

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      HassleCat
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      Several states have deposits on beverge containers. They used to have people return the empties to the store, but that was hassle for the stores, so they set up redemption centers. That freed the stores from having to store and sort empty bottles and cans. Discarded bottle and cans get picked up by kids and homeless people who want to earn a couple bucks. This greatly reduces the trash load along the roads, in parks, etc. And it’s good for charity because many people donate their redemption money to local organizations such as pet rescue, women’s shelters, etc.

      Connecticut bottle deposit would rise to 10 cents and include miniature liquor bottles under bill OK’d by committee – Hartford Courant

       

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      Snort McDork
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      Been law there for many years.

      Wish New Mexico was not behind the times. Plastic bottles and cans all over the freaking place.

      I'm Snort McDork and I approved this message.

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        HassleCat
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        Oregon’s bottle bill was ground breaking. I knew some people who served in the legislature at the time, and one of them told me it was the only time she was ever offered a bribe. A man walked into her office, made sure they were alone, and said, “I’ll give you $10 thousand to vote against the bottle bill.” It was hugely important for the environment and a significant loss for the container industry.

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      snot
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      I’m extremely concerned about all the plastic packaging we’re producing, “recyclable” or not, and would welcome laws encouraging greater use of biodegradable alternatives.

      Destruction is easy; creation is hard, but more interesting.

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        HassleCat
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        We try to avoid plastic bottles. Glass and aluminum recycle. The container industry claims plastic recycles, but we see shiploads of plastic bottles sent to places that don’t want them, and huge rafts of plastic bottles.

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      Snort McDork
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      … mainly beaches, and cleans up all the plastic bottles. That means in the water too.

      I think their website is 4oceans.org

      Awesome stuff.

      I'm Snort McDork and I approved this message.

      "I like Birdy Num-Nums"

      If you come for Nina Turner, Your ish better be airtight like Tupperware" -Rashida Talib

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