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2018 Container Deposit and Packaging Legislation Update (slides) - February 12th, 2018

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Task Force recommendations to the CT General Assembly on the CT Container Deposit Law - January 19, 2018

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Call for evidence on voluntary and economic incentives to reduce littering of drinks containers and promote recycling (UK) - October 25th, 2017

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CalRecycle document report missing pages - October 19th, 2017 (California)

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CRI Response to Emergency Increase in Processing Payment - October 13th, 2017 (California)

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Modernizing Iowa’s Bottle Bill to Keep Up With Changing Times October 3rd 2017 (Iowa)

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Economic and Environmental Benefits of Container Deposit Laws October 3rd 2017

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Redeeming Beverage Container Recycling in California From the Report: “Integrity of California’s Beverage Container Deposit System Threatened by Processing Payment Shortfalls” (April 2017)  - August 2017

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Thirteen New Container Deposit Laws for 107 Million People Since 2005 - August 22nd, 2017

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CRI supports H3528: An Act promoting the proper disposal of miniatures  - June 2, 2017

The Container Recycling Institute supports H3528 (Rep. Hunt, R-Sandwich), which would add miniature bottles of 100 milliliters or less (known as “nips”) to the Commonwealth’s beverage container deposit law, or “bottle bill.” Nips are currently exempt from the 5¢ deposit.
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Massachusetts Container Deposit Return System: 2016 Employment and Economic Impacts in the Commonwealth (added June 24th, 2017)

This report examines a suite of economic impacts associated with the existing Massachusetts “Bottle Bill” (originally passed as the Beverage Container Recovery Law; H.2943/S.1588).

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Economic Impacts of the Massachusetts Bottle Bill (added June 18th, 2017)

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Container Deposit and Packaging Legislation Update 2017 (added May 5th, 2017)

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California - CRI Supports Most Budget Committee Recommendations for CalRecycle (added June 1st, 2017)

he Container Recycling Institute (CRI) supports the Assembly budget committee recommendations for CalRecycle’s Beverage Container and Litter Reduction Act program. CRI supports the budget committee proposal for funding for “enhanced oversight, audit and enforcement in the beverage container recycling program.” Download PDF


Redemption Rates for U.S. Deposit States, 2013-2015 (updated July 2017)

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U.S. Average Recycling Rates for the Major Beverage Packages: 2010, 2014, 2015 (added May 18th, 2017)

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Losses to Aluminum Can Recycling from Hypothetical Repeal of Selected Beverage Container Deposit Laws (added May 18th, 2017)

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Deposit and Non-Deposit Beverage Bottles and Cans Sold in 10 U.S. Deposit States, 2015 (May 18th, 2017)

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Maine - CRI Opposes Maine LD 683 (added March 14th, 2017)

The Container Recycling Institute opposes LD 683, entitled, “An Act To Fund the Maine Solid Waste Diversion Grant Program and to Phase Out Certain Containers from the Bottle Redemption Laws.” Download PDF


Delaware Fact Sheet - One Page (added March 12th, 2017)

Delaware’s 2010 Universal Recycling Law is often cited as an alternative to beverage deposit laws (“bottle bills”) by the American Beverage Association. The general features of the law (SB 234) were: Download PDF


Connecticut  - CRI Opposes Connecticut Senate Bill 996 CRI Supports House Bill 5618 - April 10th, 2017 (Updated)

The Container Recycling Institute (CRI) supports HB 5618, which would increase the beverage container handling fee that is paid to redemption centers and retailers by one cent.  CRI opposes Senate Bill 996, “An Act Establishing a Bottle Recycling Fee In Lieu of a Refundable Deposit.” It would repeal the existing beverage container deposit law (the “bottle bill”), and would impose a 4-cent fee on all carbonated and most non-carbonated beverages, with revenues sent to the state’s General Fund and a new “Recycling Fee Account” to be used for various programs. Download PDF


CRI Opposes S.1865 and H.1744  - February 2017

The Container Recycling Institute (CRI) opposes the Senate bill S.1865 (Sen. Moore), “An Act improving recycling in the Commonwealth,” and the identically-titled House bill H.1744 (Rep. Garry). These bills would repeal the existing beverage container deposit law (the “bottle bill”), and in its place would impose a 1-cent fee on all carbonated and non-carbonated beverages, with collected revenues to be put into a “Municipal Recycling Enhancement Fund” (the Fund) with funding to be used for recycling and litter programs. S.1865 sunsets this fee after three years.  Download PDF


Winners and Losers: A Financial Analysis of Iowa's HSB 163 (added Februaru 2017)

A repeal of Iowa's Bottle Bill with a new penny fee on carbonated beverages, wine, and spirits Download PDF


Review of Iowa Repeal of bottle bill and creation of new recycling and litter programs - 2/23/2017

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New Excise Tax in HSB 163 Would Only Fund Cleanup of 13% of the New Beverage Container Litter Created by Repealing the Bottle Bill (added February 2017)

Iowa’s 5¢ deposit on beer, soft drinks, wine, and spirits is an effective incentive to refrain from littering bottles and cans or to pick up and redeem containers littered by others.  Download PDF


Understanding Delaware’s Universal Recycling Law - February 2017

In 2015, the American Beverage Association (ABA) released an “Issue Analysis” which examines the impacts of Delaware’s new Universal Recycling Law, implemented in 2011.1 The Container Recycling Institute (CRI) has prepared this fact sheet to provide additional information not currently presented in ABA’s analysis.  Download PDF


History of Handling Fees in Various States (added February 2017)
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Cullet Comparisons

Jurisdictions across North America are pondering how to handle the challenging economics of glass recovery. A beverage container recycling specialist adds to the conversation with an in-depth look at the numbers from different glass programs around the globe. Download PDF


Potential Redemption Rates, Handling Fee Costs, and Unclaimed Deposit Revenue Under Different Scenarios in Connecticut
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