Pennsylvania Bottle Bill

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Bottle Bills have been implemented in 10 states so far for the purpose of increasing recycling rates and reducing unnecessary plastic waste in landfills.  What a Bottle Bill does is create a deposit for retailers to pay on bottled beverages from distributors.  The deposit is paid to the retailer when a consumer purchases it and then the consumer can return it to the retailer or another means of collection to get a refund on their deposit.  This system creates incentive for more people to recycle, which results in less oil consumption and less space unnecessarily taken up by recyclable materials in landfills.  Pennsylvania should implement a Bottle Bill system in an effort to become more sustainable. 



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