Stop the Repeal of the Bottle Bill
A bill to repeal the refundable 5c beverage container deposit, also known as the Bottle Bill, is being pushed right now in the Legislature by the big beverage companies. Close to 80% of containers with a deposit are recycled, while less than 25% of water bottles and other containers without a deposit are recycled. The bottle bill reduces litter, increases recycling, and it’s worked for years---but the big beverage companies don’t want to take responsibility for this litter and trash, so they are trying to get it repealed.
This bill, HB 646, would repeal a popular and effective way of recycling beverage containers. Tell your Representative and Senator to oppose HB 646, and please do this today.