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

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