[GRRN] Bill Carter's comments

Thu, 21 Jan 1999 16:47:00 EST

I have data regarding beer refilling by state for the period of 1977-1997
(1998 data are due soon) that support Bill's conclusions. Refilling in 1997
varied from a high of 16 percent marketshare in Massachusetts, followed by
Iowa at 11 percent and Connecticut at 10 percent. All are deposit states. At
the bottom end are 23 states at 1 percent, including Texas. Thus, just 3
percent of 1997 U.S. beer sales on a volume basis were in refillables.

Jerry Powell
Resource Recycling Magazine