Indiana Lawmakers Considering Bottle Bill

By Emma Koch

Indiana Lawmakers Considering Bottle Bill

April 2, 2013 Updated Apr 2, 2013 at 9:40 AM EST

INDIANA (www.incnow.tv) -- Indiana legislators are being urged to enact a law that would require retailers to charge and refund a 5- or 10-cent deposit on beverages sold in recyclable bottles and cans.

The law is designed to encourage recycling and reduce litter. 10 states already have "bottle bills" where a consumer pays the deposit to a retailer when buying a beverage and then when the consumer returns the empty bottle, the retail store or redemption center refunds that deposit.

Michigan is already a bottle bill state and many European nations have similar incentives for recycling and waste reduction.




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