Recycling in bottle bill states and non-bottle bill states

Recycling in bottle bill states and non-bottle bill states

Among the 50 United States, the 11 states with bottle bills were responsible for nearly 50% of the total beverage containers recycled in 2006.

Pie chart showing recycling rate data in following table

State Number of containers recycled (billions)
California 13893
Connecticut 1368
Delaware 143
Hawaii 558
Iowa 1809
Maine 804
Massachusetts 2539
Michigan 5580
New York 7769
Oregon 1487
Vermont 334
Other States 38018
Total 36284