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The Ten Cent Bottle Law

by Emily Springsteen

Emily Springsteen presents a playful, yet common-sense, eco and pocketbook friendly case for adopting cash for trash recycling programs that really work, like the Michigan Bottle Deposit Law!
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I grew up in a state that has had a highly effective recycling incentive program in place since before I was born. The well-established “Michigan Bottle Deposit Law” allows for the culturally accepted norm that empty carbonated beverage bottles and cans are the equivalent of cash money! High school students run fund raising drives, collecting “empties” for athletic departments and school enrichment trips. Broke young adults can count on a few bucks for gas money if their parents offer them the stash of “returnables” piling up in their garage. You can bet that after a college football game, opportunists, motivated by their own financial benefit, will scour the campus, removing any “ten-centers” left by tailgaters and leaving a cleaner environment for all!

After moving to the Sunshine State of Florida, I found myself gigging in venue after venue where hard-working and well-intentioned bar staff perpetually cleared their countertops by dumping valuable bottles and cans into the landfill basket. I cringe every time I see that cash potential lost and the recyclable material wasted.

At the time of writing this, 11 out of 50 US states have a bottle return practice in effect. My song, “The Ten Cent Bottle Law,” argues that cash for trash isn’t just a good idea, it’s a way of life where I come from. If you live in a Can State, you get it. If you don’t, you’re missing out on a lucrative opportunity that really works! Let’s spread the good word to our friends and our legislators, and get everyone on board! In song or in action, please promote, "The Ten Cent Bottle Law"! More at www.emilyspringsteen.com



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