Will Nevada be our Next Bottle Bill State?
Hurray for Nevada!
Nevada will study the establishment of a bottle bill for the state after legislators there approved a measure to look into deposits for various items. Several other states including Texas and Tennessee are also seeking to create a bottle bill for their states.
Previously a deposit proposal that would force a 5¢ deposit on various recyclables, Assembly Bill 427 was changed in early June to a “study”. Both the Assembly and Senate passed the measure which goes into law today (1 July 2011).
The study, according to the bill, must consider which recyclable materials should be included in the deposit program including plastic, glass, aluminum (or tin) containers, and paper & plastic grocery bags. The study must also include an analysis of the process for the payment and refund of the deposit, including the creation of redemption centers. The study will be delivered for the next legislature.
We, at ecycler, are always encouraged to see another state strive to become a bottle bill state.
Reasons to Support The Bottle Bill
- Keeping current with consumer habits
- Promotes Recycling and Reduces Waste
- Provides Financial Incentives for Recycling
- Produces High-Quality Recyclable Materials
- Creates Jobs
Read our full posting on the reasons to support your state’s bottle bill.