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The economics of recycling and the impact it
has on our communities and environment.
• No mandated recycling in Arizona.
• Recycling not convenient beyond the house.
• Recycling not prevalent in rural areas in Arizona.
• Cost of transportation to end market
• Private companies invest in landfills, not recycling. To
recoup investment, cheaper to landfill in Arizona.
• Environmental costs are not tangible in the short term.
• Municipalities usually do not require a recycling plan or
mandate for Special events
• No Bottle Bill
Recycling: It is not just about landfill diversion,
it is about replacing virgin material production,
which will significantly reduce energy
consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
If it can't be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt,
refurbished, refinished, resold or recycled then
it should be restricted, redesigned or removed
from production. - Berkeley Ecology Center
Recycling 1 ton of paper saves:
• 17 trees
• 4,100 kilowatts of energy (enough power
for the average home for 6 months)
• 60 pounds of air pollution
• 6953 Gallons of Water
• 11 Barrels (463 gallons) of oil
• 3.3 Cubic yards of landfill space
Recycling one ton recycled glass saves:
• 1300 pounds of sand
• 410 pounds of soda ash
• 380 pounds of limestone
• 160 pounds of feldspar
• 0.12 barrels (5 gallons) of oil
• 2 cubic yards of landfill space
Recycling one ton of Aluminum/Tin saves:
• 32 barrels (1344 gallons) of oil
• 10 cubic yards of landfill space
• One aluminum can recycled saves enough
energy to light a 100 watt bulb for 3.5
One ton of recycled PET plastic saves:
• 16.3 barrels ( 685 gallons) of oil
• 30 cubic yards of landfill space
Definition of Recyclable
If clean and dry:
– Cardboard, if broken down
– Plastic containers made from Polyethylene
– Polyethylene Terephthalate (PETE)
– High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
– Steel food cans
– Aluminum: cans, disposable bake ware and foil
If every household in the United States
replaced just one roll of 1,000 sheet virgin
fiber bathroom tissue with 100% recycled
tissue, it would save:
– 373,000 trees
– 1.48 million cubic feet of landfill materials
– 155 million gallons of water
Bottle Bill Final Poll Results
• Are bottle laws a good idea?
Yes — 50.7%
No — 44.2%
It depends on how it’s structured —
Total Votes: 1286
Poll Date: Mar 16, 2009
Comments on Bottle Bills across the country
• It’s time for American manufacturers and consumers to
take responsibility for their actions. A quot;containerquot; bill would
be even more appropriate to force all manufactures to
rethink how they package their products. The so-called
trickle down effect the bottle companies want to scare the
consumer with is a reality but not necessarily a bad one.
Responsible packaging could cost us, the consumer, more
at the time of purchase. HOWEVER, in the grand scheme
of things, it seems a healthier alternative to shift the cost
burden from environmental clean up and maintenance of
solid waste landfills, roadside litter control and recycling
efforts, (and this does not even speak to the documented
reduction in the cost glass related injuries to small children
in states with bottle bill legislation in place). Though a Bottle
Bill does not solve our problems in these critical areas, it
definitely is a step in the right direction and could help set
precedence for future behavior. Drink cheap now and pay
later is a shallow mindset that will cost more than just
money in the long run.
Julie Muir Stanford, CA
Most bottle bills place the cost of clean up squarely
where it belongs, with the people and companies that
create the problem in the first place. Here in Iowa we
have had a bottle bill for over 30 years. Unlike our
curbside programs, which are, ALL taxpayer funded. Our
bottle bill uses no tax money, and targets only those
people that wholesale, retail, or consume the products.
Unlike taxpayer funded curbside programs, which we all
pay dearly for, with our hard earned tax dollars. We in
Iowa can opt out of the program simply by not using the
product covered under the bottle bill at no cost to us.
Bottle bills create jobs, are more efficient, by collecting
vastly larger amounts of containers, dollar for dollar. And
again target only those that are making the problem to
Clarissa Morawski Principal CM Consulting Toronto
• I have been researching beverage container recovery programs and
performance rates in Canada and the US now for nearly 10 years - almost
exclusively. My experience shows consistently that Bottle Bills are the only
mechanism available today which will achieve recycling rates of more than 75%.
There is a myth out there, one that is being pushed by the retail lobby and most
of the bottlers that these containers can be collected as efficiently via blue
boxes. So far, world-wide, there is NO blue box program which has been able to
achieve this - primarily because too many beverages are consumed away-from-
home and in multi-residential units where recycling is far more difficult. Ontario,
Canada is a wonderful example to look at. Our blue box program is the law and
has been for about 15 years. We have full coverage and everyone who lives
here has been using their blue boxes for many years. In addition, municipalities
receive 50% funding from bottlers and other brand owners of packaging to run
these programs. Our program is by far one of the most mature programs that
exist in the world. But still, PET and aluminum cans are recovered at rates of
about 50% or less. In addition, the quality of beverage material is worth far less
than material coming out of most bottle bills. In 2007 the Ontario government
introduced a bottle bill on all wine and spirit containers with a 10 and 20-cent
deposit. The improvement in performance is truly amazing, considering Ontario
citizens have not had deposits since the days of the popshop. The program
rates are now greater than 80%, and wine and spirit sales have NOT declined. If
you eliminate the vested interests and misleading rhetoric, it will be clear that
this mechanism can work very well. Perhaps the problem is one of program
structure. Indeed there are several issues which require attention in some states
and provinces, but they can be addressed and bottle bill laws can be amended
so that the programs are more equitable, efficient, and effective. I think it is time
to have a public debate on this issue with the facts. I would be happy to
participate. Thank you.