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[greenyes] "The 10¢ Incentive to Recycle" is finally available!


Hello BBANers, GreenYes-ers, and others (with apologies for cross-postings):

The Container Recycling Institute is pleased to announce the release of the
3rd edition of our popular report "The 10¢ Incentive to Recycle."

CRI has distributed hundreds of copies of this bottle bill primer since
1995, and now it has been completely revised and updated to reflect the most
current data available on beverage container deposit systems. This
oft-requested report sets the record straight on the environmental and
economic impacts of bottle bills, and uses documented evidence to rebut the
arguments made by the anti-deposit beverage and retail industry lobbies.

With informative text and loads of charts, graphs and tables, this 22-page
report is a concise compendium of valuable information for activists,
policymakers, solid waste and recycling professionals, researchers,
recycling businesses, and anyone interested in learning more about bottle
bills from an unbiased source.

A sample of headings and quotes from the 10¢ Incentive:

* Beverage Container Waste: Whose Responsibility Is It? "There are costs
associated with managing discarded one-way beverage containers? The question
for policymakers is: 'Who should pay these costs?'"

* Deposit Systems Produce Higher Recycling Rates: "The ten U.S. states with
deposit systems have consistently achieved redemption rates two to three
times higher than the rates in non-bottle bill states."

* A 10¢ Incentive to Conserve Energy and Reduce Pollution: "In 2002, an
estimated 5.4 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions were produced in the
process of replacing the 118 billion bottles and cans not recycled."

* Beverage Container Litter: Unsightly, Dangerous, Costly: "Beverage
containers comprise 40% to 60% of roadside litter in non-deposit states."

* A Comprehensive Approach to Recycling: "?combined curbside and deposit
systems [are] more effective than curbside programs alone?"

* The Bottle Bill¹s Impact on Jobs, Sales, Prices & Public Health: "The
collection and recycling of beverage containers in bottle bill states has
created tens of thousands of new jobs in retail, distribution, and
recycling."

* Public Support vs. Industry Opposition: "Consumers overwhelmingly support
bottle bills? [but] opponents have spent huge sums of money to defeat ballot
initiatives over the past twenty years?outspending proponents by as much as
30 to 1."

* Support for Bottle Bills is Widespread: "Governors of bottle bill states
value their deposit laws... So do recycling professionals... Elected
officials, policymakers and environmental leaders... Major newspapers... And
even some beverage producers."

*The Need to Expand and Update Deposit Laws: "Policymakers?and
environmentalists are working to update bottle bills to include
noncarbonated beverages that did not exist when bottle bills were passed in
the 1970¹s and 1980¹s," and "Updating all bottle bills to a 10¢ deposit
would raise redemption rates by an estimated 20 percentage points."

The report also contains "Answers to Ten Frequently Asked Questions."

The 10¢ Incentive to Recycle is available as a FREE download at:
http://www.container-recycling.org/publications/orderform.htm#tci

Hard copies can also be mailed to you for $15; the order form is at the same
URL.

Order it today!

--Jenny

Jennifer Gitlitz
Research Director, Container Recycling Institute

Home Office:
2 Pomeroy Ave.
Dalton, MA 01226
Tel. (413) 684-4746
Mobile: (413) 822-0115
Fax: (413) 403-0233
Email: jgitlitz@no.address

Container Recycling Institute headquarters:
1911 N. Ft. Myer Dr. #702
Arlington, VA 22209-1603
Tel. (703) 276-9800
Fax: (703) 276-9587
www.container-recycling.org
www.bottlebill.org




--Jenny

Jennifer Gitlitz
Research Director, Container Recycling Institute

Home Office:
2 Pomeroy Ave.
Dalton, MA 01226
Tel. (413) 684-4746
Mobile: (413) 822-0115
Fax: (413) 403-0233
Email: jgitlitz@no.address

Container Recycling Institute headquarters:
1911 N. Ft. Myer Dr. #702
Arlington, VA 22209-1603
Tel. (703) 276-9800
Fax: (703) 276-9587
www.container-recycling.org
www.bottlebill.org






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