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March 7, 2021
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BOTTLE BILL
(2008-06-23)
(wgvu) - Michigan's 10-cent deposit on pop cans and
beer bottles works so well that its creators want to add water and
juice containers to the law on the books since 1976.
But the effort to add non-carbonated beverages to the bottle
bill may fizzle out in the Legislature. Grocers say the existing
law puts them in the unwanted business of handling garbage, and
they're expected to lobby against it.
Because it took a ballot initiative to enact the bottle law, the
measure can only be amended if three-fourths of lawmakers agree.
Bills to expand the bottle law have been introduced every
legislative session since at least 1997 but have gone nowhere.

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