Glass bottle and jar manufacturer Verallia North America urged Indiana legislators to enact a law requiring a 5 or 10% refundable deposit on beverages sold in recyclable bottles and cans.

Ten states currently have so-called 'bottle bills', formally known as beverage container deposit laws.

The consumer pays the deposit to a retailer when buying the beverage. When the consumer returns the empty beverage container to the retail store or to a redemption center, the deposit is refunded.

Placing a bounty on bottles and cans is designed to reduce litter, but as witnesses from Muncie and Richmond told lawmakers, there are other reasons, including job creation.

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Source The Star Press