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Re: [GreenYes] Michigan Legislator Proposes Landfill Bottle Ban
Dear Michael,

Great idea!  Thanks for the posting.

Did you know that beverage container wasting rate increased 52 percent in the
United States between 1992 and 1999? Newly completed research by the
Container Recycling Institute, using industry sources, shows 97 billion --
YES BILLION -- beverage containers wasted in 1999.  More on this in April

Michigan, as you know, still has the highest beverage container recycling
rate due to the 10-cent deposit.  What are you hearing about plans to expand
the deposit system to include additional types of beverages, many which did
not exist when the deposit law was passed?


Lance M. King
Associate Editor
Container and Packaging Recycling Update
Container Recycling Institute
1911 N. Forth Myer Drive * 7th Floor
Arlington, VA 22209-1603
Tel: 703.276-9800
Fax: 703.276-9587

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