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States" experience with beverage container deposit laws shows positive benefits

United States. General Accounting Office

States" experience with beverage container deposit laws shows positive benefits

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by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by U.S. General Accounting Office in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.,
  • Maine.,
  • Michigan.
    • Subjects:
    • Beverage containers -- Recycling -- United States.,
    • Beverage containers -- Recycling -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
    • Beverage containers -- Recycling -- Maine.,
    • Beverage containers -- Recycling -- Michigan.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTD794.5 .U515 1980
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 67 p. :
      Number of Pages67
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3142631M
      LC Control Number82603419

      European Parliament debates cardiovascular disease: Poor diet remains Europe’s biggest killer. Feb By Louis Gore-Langton. Public officials and researchers will debate today at the European Parliament in Brussels, following a damning report on the damage and cost of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) in Europe, of which poor diet remains the main culprit. Pulse Beverage gains international distribution through Better4U Food & Beverage Mar By Mary Ellen Shoup The Pulse Beverage Corporation has secured international distribution to bring its Natural Cabana lemonade and limeade drinks to the Republic of China (Taiwan) through US-based distributor, Better4U Food & Beverage Inc. "The Beverage Container Management Board is committed to working closely with the provincial government to ensure that a smooth transition takes place - particularly concerning impacts on consumers and industry." Approximately million additional containers sold in B.C. each year will be added to the deposit-refund system in (Historical note: alcoholic drinks were traditionally sold by a unit of measure called a “dram.”) A number of states have also passed similar laws that apply to people who provide alcohol for free, like social hosts. In this article, we’ll discuss the specifics of dram shop and social host liability law in Alabama.


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States" experience with beverage container deposit laws shows positive benefits by United States. General Accounting Office Download PDF EPUB FB2

Container-deposit legislation (also known as a deposit-refund system, bottle bill, or deposit-return system) is any law that requires the collection of a monetary deposit on beverage containers (refillable or non-refillable) at the point of sale and/or the payment of refund value to the the container is returned to an authorized redemption center, or retailer in some.

Beverage Container Deposit Laws: A Survey of the Issues and Results Like mandatory beverage deposit legislation in other states, this Act is designed to promote returns through the payment of. Beverage container deposit programs currently exist in ten states across the country and are under have a demonstrated positive impact on recycling rates, these benefits come with costs.

Specifically, The average handling cost in the ten states with deposit programs is cents per container. Keeping costs low, however, must be File Size: 9MB. Container deposit laws have been shown to provide a positive impact on the environment, communities and even public safety.

Compliance is not as high in the United States as in several other countries, which may be partly attributable to the relatively low deposit cost and difficulty of returning bottles in the United States.

The eleven states that have container deposits account for 55% of the national recovery rate with only 29% of the population. These residents account for containers per capita per year at a cost of cents per container. The 40 non-deposit states which rely solely on curbside or.

Fact: According to the Container Recycling Institute, states with container deposit laws have a beverage container recycling rate of around 60%, while non-deposit states Author: Mick Barry.

The United States' overall beverage container recycling rate is approximately 33%, while states with container deposit laws have a 70% average rate of beverage container recycling. Michigan's recycling rate of 97% from to was the highest in the nation, as is its $ deposit.

[2]. Container deposit legislation Container deposit legislation requires payment of a deposit on the sale of most or all beverage containers and may require that a certain%age of beverage containers be allocated for refillables.

The legislation shifts the costs of collecting and processing beverage containers from local governments and taxpayers to manufacturers, retailers and consumers.

Beverage Container Deposit Laws: A Survey of the Issues and Results Much of the movement toward mandatory beverage deposit legisla tion has withered away in the current anti-regulation mood of the coun try.

Even before the change in mood, the major focus of deposit laws was moving away from litter control and toward energy and resource sav ings. Comptroller General of the United States.

States’ Experience with Beverage Container Deposit Laws Shows Positive Benefits, PAD States experience with beverage container deposit laws shows positive benefits book Accounting Office, Washington, D.C.

General Accounting Office, Washington, by: Beverage Container Laws Expanding in Several States: Blue Planet Green Living When bottled water first appeared on product shelves, I initially thought it was a waste of money.

I held off for a long time. Eventually, like many of you, I saw the relatively small investment as a fair exchange for the convenience of portability. A deposit initiator is the first bottler, distributor, dealer, or agent to collect the deposit on a beverage container sold in New York State.

You're a deposit initiator if you: Bottle beverages in beverage containers with an established deposit. The beverage container deposit laws in 10 states have matured, been tweaked by legislatures, and proven both their worth and practicality. For example, to mitigate retailers’ concerns, most states with deposit laws now use a system of special recycling centers, either alone or in combination with retailers, to accept used beverage containers.

* West Virginia is NOT a deposit state; however, it is the only state in the nation to require labeling of soft drink containers sold there to affix a special tax stamp--an outline of the state of West Virginia-- incised on the top end of the container.

The overall dimensions of the outline map shall be not less than 1/4 of an inch, nor more. Beverage containers are a rapidly growing segment of municipal waste, with an estimated growth rate of 10 percent per year from to x If 90 percent of the containers bearing a deposit were returned ^> for refilling or recycling, there would be a reduction in beverage container waste of 70 to 75 percent, or 5 to 6 million tons on a.

The term "bottle bill" is actually another way of saying "container deposit law." A container deposit law requires a minimum refundable deposit on beer, soft drink and other beverage containers in order to ensure a high rate of recycling or reuse.

Michigan Beverage Container Deposit Law (Initiated Law of ) Definitions. Sec. As used is this act: (a) "Beverage" means a soft drink, soda water, carbonated natural or mineral water, or other nonalcoholic carbonated drink; beer, ale, or other malt drink of whatever alcoholic content; or a mixed wine drink or a mixed spirit drink.

The positive effects of deposit systems on recycling rates have been well documented. In states with bottle bills recycled approximately 78 percent of containers while states lacking bottle bill legislation recycled approximately 23 percent.

Additionally, the percentage of container waste reduction in states with bottle bills has been consis. No one may sell a beverage container in NY unless the container has a refund value of not less than 5 cents.

Beverages containers must be permanently and clearly marked or embossed with New York State deposit information: On metal containers - on the top of the container. On product label - front or back body label or on neck label.

What is a bottle bill and how does it work. (Hint: this is sometimes. called a Beverage Container-Deposit Refund Program). What states currently have a bottle bill in place. Explain why we should or should not have a bottle bill in your state. Make sure that you provide facts and figures to support and justify your position on this issue.

Plastic Bans, Bottle Bills, and Comprehensive Container Legislation: Packaging Laws Get Mixed Reviews in State Courts [9 ELR ] The environmental and economic burdens resulting from the nation's burgeoning use and disposal of packaging materials — principally beer and soft drink cans and bottles — has been the subject of state legislation for more than 25 years.

The New South Wales government’s announcement on Sunday that it will introduce a container deposit scheme in is the latest chapter in a tale that is longer and more controversial than many. Bottle redemption laws, also known as “container deposit laws” or “bottle bills”, require a minimum refundable deposit on certain beverage containers in order to encourage recycling.

Besides Connecticut, nine other states have bottle bills: California, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Oregon, The types of beverage. The Environmental and Economic Performance of Beverage Container Reuse and Recycling in British Columbia, Canada.

The Container Recycling Institute (CRI) undertook this case study of British Columbia’s container deposit-refund law (CDL) for two reasons: first, to expand CRI’s existing body of research on best practices for the recovery and quality recycling of packaging materials; and.

53 STAFF BACKGROUND PAPER NO. t November 7, Revised Decem TRANSITIONAL ADVERSE ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF NATIONAL BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEPOSIT LEGISLATION AN ANALYSIS OF THE WORST CASE I. Summary A Federal law requiring a minimum 5 cent beverage container deposit would cause a shift in the beverage container mix to a greater.

We have a major problem with beverage containers in Australia. Between billion are land-filled or littered every year. Nationally, less than half are recycled, and drink containers continue to pollute waterways and oceans where they wreak havoc on seabirds. Container deposit schemes are the only proven way to eradicate drink containers from litter.

This OLR Backgrounder discusses Connecticut ' s beverage container redemption law (CGS § 22a et seq.), also known as the “bottle bill,” in light of the governor ' s recent proposal to have the state keep unclaimed bottle deposits (which currently go to distributors and bottlers) for budget deficit mitigation.

It also addresses Connecticut ' s and other states ' bottle bill laws. Benefits of the Current Bottle Bill and Additional Benefits of the Proposed Update Massachusetts’ Bottle Bill, implemented intargets beer and carbonated beverage containers with a five cent refundable deposit.

The Bottle Bill curr ently achieves an estimated 85% recycling rate, and recovers betw tons annually. Container deposit law should be expanded The Associated Press | Al Goldis Frank Bonilla uses a forklift Friday to move containers of plastic bottles at the Granger recycling center in Lansing.

Some would like to add bottles of noncarbonated beverages to the state's bottle deposit law. The Ministerial Council of Environmental Ministers has been considering the idea of container deposit legislation for some time, and in commissioned an examination of container deposit options in the Packaging Impacts Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (PICRIS).

It shows that in reality container deposit laws are clumsy, expensive. THE BEVERAGE CONTAINERS BILL, Arrangement of Clauses PART I PRELIMINARY Clauses 1. Short title 2. Commencement 3. Interpretation PART II BEVERAGE CONTAINERS ADVISORY BOARD 4.

Appointment and function of the Beverage Containers Advisory Board 5. Composition of the Board 6. Term of office of members 7. Meetings PART III DEPOSIT-REFUND SYSTEM File Size: 74KB.

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You are not alone. Check out the latest from. beverage in beverage containers, as further provided in section 2. (e) "Nonreturnable container" means a beverage container upon which no deposit or a deposit of less than 10 cents has been paid, or is required to be paid upon the removal of the container from the sale orFile Size: 41KB.

TABLE IV Estimates of Container-Cost Savings Due to Mandatory Deposits in Michigan, Type of container Beer Soft drinks Container Container Percentage Container Container Percentage cost size of sales cost size of sales (cents) (ounces) (cents) (ounces) Can 12 69 12 40 Nonrefillable bottle 12 17 16 20 Refillable bottle Cited by: Vermont beverage distributors have an alternative to the state’s bottle bill and they are prepared to pay for it, an industry lobbyist told lawmakers Friday.

The proposal would replace public. Food and Beverage Laws pertain to the laws of safety and distribution for the food and beverage industry. While this area of the law obviously has heavy concentration on food safety and distribution, it is also subject to laws such as the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of (NLEA) and the Food Safety Modernization Act of (FSMA).

if the minor falsely states OR shows ANY document that indicates he is 21 or older to a person engaged in selling alcoholic beverages. -Person commits an offense if the person posses an open container or consumes alcoholic beverage on a public street, alley or sidewalk within ft of the property line a facility that is a public or.

Deposit Beverage Container Program, J Report No. April Deposit Beverage Container Program still relies on self-reported data, still at risk Unaddressed program fl aws result in millions of dollars in overpayments and undermine fi nancial sustainability This is our fi fth audit of the Deposit Beverage Container (DBC File Size: 1MB.

Container deposit legislation has proved successful in significantly increasing recycle rates in South Australia and the Northern Territory, so why do certain bodies oppose it's implementation both in NSW and nationwide and who are these bodies. The answer lies in the hands of large beverage producers such a Schweppes, Lion Nathan and most importantly Coca.

J Stud Alcohol. May;43(5) Aggregate beer and wine consumption; effects of changes in the minimum legal drinking age and a mandatory beverage container deposit law in by:.

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Whether you have questions and family issues, real estate, immigration, or workplace law, FindLaw's Law and Daily Life Blog is here to help.Kansas Legislative Research Department Briefing Book 2 B-3 Liquor Laws The Cereal Malt Beverage Act Local governments have additional authority under the Cereal Malt Beverage Act.

According to statute, applications for cereal malt beverage licenses are made either to the city or county government, depending on where the business is Size: KB.deposit states to 61% in non-deposit states, and the typical participation and capture rate is about 50%.

Yield loss during intermediate processing is assumed to be 13% across the board for beverage containers. In deposit states on average % of containers are unavailable to curbside programs because they have already been redeemed.