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Bottle Redemption Programs On Statehouse Chopping Blocks

By SUSAN HAIGH
Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut and AP) – As curbside recycling has grown, environmentalists around the United States find themselves fighting to protect decades-old bottle recycling programs that critics say are becoming obsolete. 554 more words

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FIRST CAME OREGON’S BOTTLE BILL, THEN CAME CARTM

It is rare these days to see people tossing bottles or cans out car windows.  Instead, recycling bottles and cans has become the norm and we can thank Oregon for that.  59 more words

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Since You Asked: Curbside recycling doesn't count toward bottle redemption targets

Q : Recently the MT had a couple of articles explaining the bottle deposit increase was because of reduced recycling statewide. How is glass recycling measured? 68 more words

Mail Tribune

Editorial: Let go of the bottle bill

Oregon’s famed bottle bill has seen the percentage of containers redeemed decline for several years, and now lawmakers should consider ending it altogether.

That’s a better option than what could happen: The deposit on returnable bottles will double April 1, and beginning next year a slew of new bottles will require deposits as well, without a substantial change in consumer behavior. 8 more words

Oregon Legislature

Environmentalists fight to keep the bottle deposit law

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Redemption centers across the state are busy with people redeeming plastic water bottles and soda cans for cash.

“People are surviving on these nickels,” said Bobby Dunn, the owner of Connecticut Redemption Center in Waterbury. 194 more words

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