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[GreenYes] Re: Plastics News Poll

This is very interesting. I tried to get my representative from my district in North Dakota to introduce a bottle deposit bill. He was willing to do it, but he said, the small-town stores would fight it.

When I was growing up in the state of Maine, if we kids needed some money to buy some candy or to save up for something we would go picking up littered bottles along the railroad tracks.


Pat Franklin <pfranklin@no.address> wrote:

Actually...the rate is deposit states is even higher than
that.....redemption rates range from 68% to 95%. But CRI estimates that
another 10-15% of "deposit containers" are recycled through curbside
recycling programs in most deposit states.

-----Original Message-----
From: GreenYes@no.address [mailto:GreenYes@no.address]On
Behalf Of thudbranch@no.address
Sent: Friday, December 02, 2005 11:23 AM
To: GreenYes
Subject: [GreenYes] Re: Plastics News Poll

As many of you may know, the recycling rate of states with a bottle
bill is several times the recycling rate of those states without a
bottle bill. Only 20% of our PET recycled overall nationally, but 50-
60% in those states with a bottle bill.

Pat Franklin wrote:
> I encourage everyone on the listserve to vote in the Plastics News Poll at
> I'm not sure
> you have to be a subscriber to vote or not, but give it a try. Here are
> poll results as of 5:45 today.
> What would be the best way to collect more plastics for recycling?
> Let the free market work; if there is demand, supply will
llow. -
> 30.0%
> More states should set up deposit programs. - 30.0%
> More cities should offer curbside collection. - 26.3%
> Expand deposit programs to collect a wider variety of bottles. -
> 13.8%
> Total Votes: 80
> Poll Date: November 29, 2005
> ****************************************
> Patricia Franklin
> Executive Director
> Container Recycling Institute
> 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 800
> Washington, D.C. 20036-1904
> Tel.(202) 263-0999 Fax: (202) 263-0949
> and

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