Why America Needs a National Bottle Bill

A national deposit return system, often called a bottle bill, would have various and widespread benefits, including increased recycling rates, create jobs in the collection, processing, and transportation of recycled materials and products, significantly reduce litter, engage the public, and save taxpayers money, and finally would spur innovation in the recycling sector. Of the ten states with deposit return systems already, they have half the amount of roadway litter and 30% less waterway litter. A national bottle bill benefits communities, businesses, and the planet, says Heidi Sanborn in a March 2023 article.