June 24, 2008

Bottle Bill To Expand To Water & Juice

The Flint Journal Online News
Michigan's 10-cent deposit on pop cans and beer bottles works so well that its creators want to add water and juice containers to the recycling program passed by voters in 1976.

But the newly revived effort faces potentially insurmountable odds in the Legislature, especially in the face of intense lobbying from grocers.

Because it took a ballot initiative to enact the bottle law, the measure can be amended only if three-fourths of lawmakers agree.

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