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I  interviewed colleagues in Michigan and Iowa, where both states charge a deposit on bottles and cans (pop-beer) , both states have a public driven recycling program that returns deposits  usually at a grocery store. It is a win-win for the retailer

I interviewed colleagues in Michigan and Iowa, where both states charge a deposit on bottles and cans (pop-beer) , both states have a public driven recycling program that returns deposits usually at a grocery store. It is a win-win for the retailer

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I've interviewed three colleagues  who  live in two states. Both states charge a deposit on aluminum cans and plastic bottles; they make it very easy for 
consumers to drop off their deposit attached recyclables. Each state's recycling centers are l

I've interviewed three colleagues who live in two states. Both states charge a deposit on aluminum cans and plastic bottles; they make it very easy for consumers to drop off their deposit attached recyclables. Each state's recycling centers are l

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Dudley commented on Bring business into the recycling model.

I think that is why retailers, manufacturers, waste management type companies, NGO's; NPO's need to be part of the team that solves the problem or at least reduces the problem. One always has to keep in mind what will make the process appealing to the end consumer.

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Dudley commented on It All Comes Down to Economics!

New feedback from Iowa, it is not as nice at it might appear. Apparently the State has passed a law that prohibits can and bottle recycling near food so that restricts small grocery stores. There is not a standard method by which one deposits their cans or bottles..some have their ducks all in a row and wait while others pick through the garbage bag they hauled into the store. So, clearly there are process issues that need to be talk through.