- Locations with both bottle deposits and curbside recycling consistently achieve higher recycling rates with lower overall costs.
- Litter continues to be significantly lower in Bottle Bill states.
- Many beverages are consumed on-the-go, so the deposit incentive is particularly effective at getting people to recycle, even when they’re away from their home recycling bins.
Though expanding the Bottle Bill seems like a no-brainer, the beverage industry will fight to shirk its responsibility for the waste it produces. Isn’t that unbelievable? Beverage industry lobbyists will be in Montpelier trying to weaken (or even dismantle) our bottle bill.