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Deposit Return Systems

Last modified: October 09, 2008
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National Beverage Producer Responsibility Act of 2002,
S. 2220 and H.R. 5210

The National Beverage Producer Responsibility Act, S. 2220, introduced by U.S. Senator Jim Jeffords (I-VT) on Earth Day 2002, provides a new approach to container recycling that addresses concerns of the industry stakeholders without compromising the public interest.

The Act sets a performance standard (80% recovery, the level currently achieved in most of the 10 bottle bill states) which industry must meet, but allows industry the freedom to design the most efficient deposit-return program to reach the standard. By providing beverage companies the flexibility to structure and operate their own container recovery programs, this legislation simply extends the beverage company’s ‘supply chain’ to include the management of empty containers after consumption. This approach is appealing because it reduces the administrative burden on government and takes full advantage of the business acumen of industry.

Read the Sign-On letter in Support of S. 2220 - Jully 11, 2002
11 national organizations and 45 state and local organizations and businesses ask senators to sponsor Senate Bill 2220. Letter to be delivered on July 11.

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National Beverage Producer Responsibility Act of 2002, S 2220 [pdf]

National Beverage Producer Responsibility Act of 2002, HR 5210 [pdf]

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