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Comparison of Container Deposit Programs in the United States (September ) This paper compares state specific container deposit program information. Because of different reporting requirements across beverage container deposit states some information was obtained from some states, while the same information was not available from other states. state as a result of unredeemed beverage container deposits. Beverage container deposit programs currently exist in ten states across the country and are under consideration in several others. The unique nature of disposable beverage containers provides theFile Size: 9MB. Oregon passed the first bottle bill, or container deposit law, in the United States, in The law imposed a deposit on all beer and soft drink containers that would be refunded upon return of the containers for recycling. As of mid, ten states and eight Canadian provinces had some kind of bottle bill.1 Almost all states set the deposit – and refund – at 5 cents perFile Size: KB. A container deposit law requires a minimum refundable deposit on beer, soft drink and other beverage containers in order to ensure a high rate of recycling or reuse. After learning that only ten states have container deposit laws, I decided to investigate why this is the case.
On average, states that incentivize with container deposit laws recycled aluminum, plastic and glass containers at double the rate of states without bottle bills in In states with bottle bills, aluminum cans were returned at a rate of 84 percent, compared to 39 percent in states with other systems in place. In the United States, highway litter surveys in Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Oregon, Vermont, and New York showed a % reduction in container litter (% overall litter reduction) following. A Deposit Return System isn’t just another tax. The deposit added to containers won’t cost you a penny assuming you return the container — Author: Surfers Against Sewage. Container Deposit Systems was formed with the intent of developing technology to drive productivity and data management in recycling depot facilities across Australia. + Read about us. Photo — Automated redemption terminal. Technology Technology solutions to match facilities of all scales.
Beverage containers make up a large portion of litter in the United States, and deposit laws are known for achieving a high recycling rate for beverage containers and reducing litter where other recycling systems have failed. Did you know that states with bottle bills have a beverage container recycling rate of around 60%, while non-deposit. The report points to a modified deposit/return system as a cost-effective means of achieving or exceeding 80 percent beverage container recovery. Such a system (which is unlike traditional deposit/return systems in that it does not require sorting by brand name or return exclusively to retail) would achieve container recovery rates four times higher than curbside collection. The Massachusetts Bottle Bill is a container-deposit legislation dealing with recycling in the United States that originally passed in the U.S. state of Massachusetts in as the Beverage Container Recovery Law. Implemented in , the law requires containers of carbonated beverages to be returnable with a minimum return value of $ The bottle bill does not cover containers of non-carbonated beverages Bill citation: Mass. Bills H/S 8 Bottled Up: Beverage Container Recycling Stagnates () Economic and Environmental Importance of Recycling Beverage Containers In , the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) used a systems-based approach to modeling to compile a report on total greenhouse gas production in the United States. In this report, “each system.