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Study: Modernized bottle bills boost redemption, save money

By Marissa Heffernan

By updating older deposit return systems, states can create jobs, increase municipal savings and boost recycling rates, according to research from nonprofit Reloop North America.

The group’s recently released report, “Reimagining the Bottle Bill,” modeled what could happen if Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New York and Vermont revamped their decades-old bottle bills to include 95% of beverage containers, increase the deposit value to 10 cents and establish a more accessible recycling system that is “transparent, uniform and accountable.”

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