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IOWA’S BOTTLE BILL RULES MAY CHANGE

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A NEW POLL FINDS IOWA’S “BOTTLE BILL” REMAINS POPULAR WITH 84 PERCENT OF THOSE SURVEYED.

SIXTY-ONE PERCENT SAID THEY WANT MORE CANS AND BOTTLES ADDED TO THE NICKLE DEPOSIT LIST AND MORE PLACES TO RETURN EMPTIES.

CLEANER IOWA, A NON-PROFIT THAT SUPPORTS THE BOTTLE BILL, FINANCED THE SURVEY. R.G. SCHWARM IS THE GROUP’S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.

BOTTLE1 OC……CONVENIENT REDEMPTION.” :06

MICK BARRY, PRESIDENT OF MIDAMERICA RECYCLING IN DES MOINES, IS A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL RECYCLING COALITION BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

BOTTLE2 OC….ONE-TIME-USE CONTAINERS.” :07

THE POLL WAS CONDUCTED BY SELZER AND COMPANY.

ANN SELZER SAYS AFTER RESPONDENTS HEARD A LIST OF ARGUMENTS FOR AND AGAINST THE LAW, THE NUMBER WHO SUPPORTED EXPANDING IT GREW TO 70 PERCENT.

A FIVE-CENT DEPOSIT IS CHARGED ON BOTTLES AND CANS OF BEER, CARBONATED BEVERAGES, WINE AND LIQUOR.

THE POLL FOUND A NARROW MAJORITY WOULD SUPPORT RAISING THE DEPOSIT FEE TO 10 CENTS.

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