Maine leaders battle over adding ‘nips’ to deposit program

May 23rd, 2017 - Maine’s lawmakers and governor are fighting a big battle over small containers. The legislature wants to place a deposit on liquor bottles called “nips,” but Gov. Paul LePage is vowing to fight it. Read More

Keep Connecticut's Bottle Deposit

May 17th, 2017 - A bill that would eliminate the refundable 5-cent deposit on bottles and replace it with a 4-cent per bottle tax is bad policy that will hurt the environment, the consumer and the state of Connecticut. Read More

Connecticut and Iowa serve as bottle bill case studies

May 10th, 2017 - With the frequency of container deposit-related legislation, advocates often look to other states for examples of what to expect when a new law is proposed, and there’s no shortage of states to refer to. Read More

Several states consider tossing bottle deposit programs

April 25th, 2017 - HARTFORD, Conn. — 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. Read More

Bottle Deposits Could Be Doubled By Lawmakers Or Scrapped Altogether

April 5th, 2017 - In a growing trend, about half of the bottles and cans in Connecticut are never redeemed – to the tune of more than 600 million containers per year. That's a lot of nickels. But the supermarkets and distributors don't keep all those nickel deposits. Instead, the money goes to the state, adding up to more than $30 million per year. Read More