Beverage Companies Embrace Recycling, Until It Costs Them

They have pledged to help fix U.S. recycling, but for decades the companies have fought against ‘bottle bills,’ which result in more bottles and cans being recycled but are costly for the industry.

The New York Times
Jul 4 · 10 min read
Sorting bottles at a Tennessee facility. In the 10 states where consumers can collect a nickel or dime when they return an empty bottle or can, recycling rates for those containers are often significantly higher. Photos: Chang W. Lee unless noted

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