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May 25, 2012
Michigan Environmental Council opposes House Bill 5660, which proposes to amend Michigan's successful bottle bill

The legislation looks to exempt alcohol pouch containers from our 10-cent bottle deposit.
  • One of the purposes of Michigan's very successful bottle deposit law is to prevent litter. This bill will increase the likelihood that these containers will end up litter.

  • Passing this bill will encourage others to put their product in these containers that are harder to recycle. At least two states -- Maine and Vermont, and two Canadian Provinces -- British Columbia and Alberta, place a deposit on these containers.
This bill violates both purposes of our bottle deposit laws: to promote the use of recyclable containers and to reduce litter.

Want to take action?

See the alert posted by MEC member group Sierra Club Michigan Chapter 
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