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Bottle redemption advocates say an update is needed in NY

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Advocates for New York’s bottle redemption centers staged a dramatic protest at the state Capitol on Monday, demanding updates to the state’s 40-year-old Bottle Bill.

A group, including dozens of bottle collectors and industry stakeholders, is pushing for a legislative overhaul that would increase the deposit on bottles and cans from five to ten cents and expand the range of redeemable containers.


The proposed changes aim to include non-carbonated beverages like teas and sports drinks, aligning New York with states like Maine and California in comprehensive recycling efforts.

During the rally, participants voiced the financial challenges faced by redemption centers, exacerbated by inflation and stagnant fees since 2009. They argued that updating the Bottle Bill could significantly increase recycling rates and support essential community services.



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