It's time for a Texas bottle bill

April 12th, 2013 - TX - The clear sky was the only thing pristine on a recent boat ride down Buffalo Bayou, where plastic bags sagged like cypress from tree limbs and shards of white Styrofoam crusted the contours of the brown-bodied water.     Read More

Vermont bottle bill draft report raises eyebrows, objections

April 11th, 2013 - VT - As the Vermont legislature considers an update to the state's 40-year-old bottle bill, the state's Agency of Natural Resources has issued a draft report comparing an expansion of Vermont's container deposit law to other waste and recycling management options.     Read More

Bottle bills on the move this legislative session


April 4th, 2013 - Two New England states ponder changes to their bottle bill, and an island territory struggles to get its going.  Two measures in the Vermont Legislature would expand the state's bottle bill to all recyclable beverage containers except those containing milk, reports vtdigger.org. The bills are currently being opposed by the Vermont Beverage Association.     Read More

Assembly seeks to expand Bottle Bill


March 19th, 2013 - ALBANY — Paying a nickel deposit for a sports drink or a bottled iced tea may seem like petty cash, but it adds up, and could mean $14 million in additional annual revenue for the state, according to a coalition of environmental and community groups.     Read More

Bottle bill update, continued


March 5th, 2013 - Two New England states ponder changes to their bottle bill, and an island territory struggles to get its going.     Read More

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