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

Beverage industry backs bill to eliminate 5-cent deposit on large bottles

March 13th, 2017 - AUGUSTA — The beverage industry is lobbying to eliminate the 5-cent deposit on larger containers, but critics contend the proposal is merely the latest attempt to undermine Maine’s nearly 40-year-old bottle bill. Read More

Is It Time to Increase or Eliminate Connecticut’s Bottle Bill?

March 14th, 2017 - HARTFORD, CT — Several bills this year are aimed at improving or abolishing Connecticut’s decades old bottle bill. Read More

Downsizing Maine’s bottle redemption program would be a recycling disaster

March 15th, 2017 - Two years ago, Maine lawmakers were asked to scale back the state’s nearly four-decade-old beverage bottle redemption program. Wisely, they chose not to. Read More