Percent of Packaged Beer Sold in Refillable Bottles in 1998

According to data from the Beer Institute, an estimated 3 percent of packaged beer was sold in refillable bottles in the U.S. in 1998. Fifteen states reported a rate of 4 percent or higher. Of those states, 7 were bottle bill states. Nine states reported a rate of 7 percent or higher. Of those, 5 were bottle bill states.

There are 10 bottle bill states and 40 non-bottle bill states. Seventy percent (70%) of the bottle bill states had 7% or more of their packaged beer in refillable bottles in 1998, but only ten percent (10%) of non-bottle bill states had 7% or more of their packaged beer in refillables

 


 

States with 7% or more of Packaged Beer in Refillable Bottles

Bottle Bill States Non-Bottle Bill States
Massachusetts 18% Pennsylvania 13%
Iowa 13% Minnesota  7%
Connecticut 11% New Jersey 7%
New York  8% Rhode Island 7%
Delaware  7%

 

States with 4 - 6% of Packaged Beer in Refillable Bottles

Bottle Bill States Non-Bottle Bill States
Maine 6% Wisconsin 6%
Oregon 4% Colorado  6%
Nebraska 5%
Indiana 4%

Source: Based on data from the Beer Institute.

 

 

 

 

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