Another state passes bottle bill

As part of a new deposit-return system, Hawaii has just legislated a five-cent deposit on a wide range of beverage containers. The new law — which is the first of its kind in the U.S. in 16 years — makes Hawaii the tenth state to require the take back of beverage containers through a deposit-return system. Approximately 800 million beverage containers sold in the state annually will now be recovered through a network of "redemption centers." Retailers located within one mile of a redemption center will not be required to take back containers in their stores.
For more information, visit the Container Recycling Institute at