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[GreenYes] Hawaii enacts deposit law
Headline News
Hawaii becomes first state to enact deposit law in U.S. since 1986

HONOLULU (June 26) -- Hawaii has officially become the nationīs 11th 
bottle-bill state and the first state to enact a container deposit law 
since 1986. Gov. Benjamin J. Cayetano signed the stateīs bottle bill into 
law June 25.

The law will impose a 5-cent deposit on all beverage cans and bottles 
except for milk containers beginning in 2005. It also will phase in another 
charge of up to 1.5 cents per container that the state Health Department 
will use to support recycling.


Gary Liss
Fax: 916-652-0485

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