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Letter to the Editor: The economic and practical importance of the beverage container deposit is far greater now

Posted: Wed, Jan 13, 2021 10:02 AM

(The following Letter to the Editor has been submitted by Scott Iverson of Decorah:

"Here are some facts to consider about beverage container deposits:

The 5 cent deposit in 1978, when the deposit began, is worth 20 cents today.

The law was written before the popularity of many bottled/canned products. While the coverage has been expanded slightly, many beverages now are not covered.

The economic and practical importance of reusing and recycling materials is far greater now with landfills overflowing."