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Portland Woman Sues Walgreens For Charging Bottle Deposit On Juice Boxes

Heather Gilberto says area Walgreens charged her the 10 cent bottle deposit on beverages in cardboard containers she could not redeem.

A Portland woman is suing Walgreens, alleging a local store charged her 10 cents for each juice box and Yoo-hoo chocolate milk carton she bought—but refused to refund the money when she tried to redeem the containers. 54 more words

Willamette Week

Oregon's economic vitality relies on forest industries | Opinion

Oregon’s economic diversity is a strength worth celebrating — perhaps nowhere more so than in Lane County, where we find such thriving sectors as travel and tourism, higher education, high-tech and natural resources.Unfortunately, Ed Whitelaw and Winston Hovekamp, authors of a May 11 guest column, fail to recognize that the natural resources sector remains one of the state’s core economic strengths and see a need to throw forestry, and the commodity commission that represents it, 9 more words


Taxpayers reap value of Oregon’s bottle and can redemption system | Guest Opinion

Oregon’s deposit and redemption system for bottles and cans, also known as the Bottle Bill, is the most cost-effective system of its kind in the United States. 52 more words

Guest Opinion

Paying More for the Growler Privilege

Lately, I have been getting my local beer fix via growlers filled when I stop in somewhere to have a beer and maybe eat some food.  268 more words

Oregon Bottle Bill expands — again (Part One)

Maybe you have made a New Year’s resolution to eliminate consuming all bottled or canned drinks that are part of Oregon’s bottle bill. In the unlikely event you did, you may still find this article mildly informative. 8 more words

Guest Opinion

Hey Oregon: You’re Now Paying a Ten-Cent Deposit on Orange Juice and Kombucha 

Cannabis drinks, cold brew, Gatorade and hard cider are among other beverages now covered by the Oregon Bottle Bill.

It likely went unnoticed that with the new year came an expanded Oregon Bottle Bill (read: more beverages that now cost ten cents extra). 55 more words

Willamette Week

Column: Oregon’s wasteful bottle bill gets supersized

Salem’s love affair with the outdated program continues

The new year will bring yet another expansion of Oregon’s bottle bill, a largely redundant state program that should have expired years ago. 38 more words