Ongoing bottle bill expansion debates heat up in four states
By Megan Quinn
State lawmakers are deep in the decision-making process over how best to change container deposit programs said to be outdated, inconvenient or not performing efficiently.
Of the 10 U.S. states with bottle bills, only Connecticut has made a significant change recently: Last year it raised the redemption rate to 10 cents and added more types of containers to the program. Oregon’s governor last week signed into law a small bottle bill expansion to include canned wine in its program.
Reloop, an environmental nonprofit, is among the groups advocating for updated bottle bills.