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Connecticut’s Bottle Bill Received a Long Awaited Facelift

Environmentalists and policy makers started the month of June on a high note as the Connecticut Senate passed an amendment to the long withstanding bottle bill. Since first enacted in 1978, Connecticut’s bottle bill has produced billions in the state’s economy and amplified the recycling industry. However, over the past two decades the redemption rate has declined staggered at around 50%. “Our cities and towns […]

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Exciting Changes Coming to Connecticuts Bottle Bill

Enacted in 1978, Connecticut’s Bottle Bill has proven the long-term efficiency of container deposited laws. Starting at the base return rate of $0.05 cents, residents initially were quite receptive to this return system. However recently return rates have declined to a staggering 50%. Katie Dykes, Connecticut’s current Environmental Chief, along with several environmental organizations have encouraged lawmakers to increase the return rate to $0.10 per container.   It is inherent with laws such as this,

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Why Recycled Containers Aren’t Making Their Way Back to Your Table

This article will discuss some of the highlights, from the 2020 Virginia Recycling Association (VRA) and Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Webinar Series and why your recycled containers aren’t finding their way back into the market. Recycled containers and their prices fluctuate similar to all items on the market. A reoccurring topic brought

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