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The michiguana bill waiting in Trenton will be given to New Jersey and, if it becomes law, can deposit bottles similar to other states. (AP Photo)
Almost every Thursday night, I drag the blue plastic recycling bucket filled with glass and plastic bottles to the side of the road, complaining that I am fulfilling my citizenship obligations.
I 've never counted the number of Snapple, wine and water bottles that my family and I empty every week, but soon I might look at them differently.
Two state councillors have come up with a plan to raise money for lead remediation, which could cost us all.
Woman Councillor Valerie. Huttle, D-
Bergen and Grace Spencer
Newark has offered to buy every regular visitor.
The size of plastic and glass bottles and aluminum cans needs 10-cent deposit.
Large containers larger than 24 ounces need 20 ouncescent deposit.
Milk, other dairy products and spirits are not included. Vaineri-
Hutle has often introduced similar bills in the past, but it has not been successful, but since the current version will allocate 75% of the money to solve the lead problem in drinking water ---
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She has high hopes for the adoption of the bill, especially since the Environmental Committee of the General Assembly 3-
One abstention. .
She expects the law to generate $50 million a year.
Where does the money come from, the retailer has to pay the national fee in advance for each bottle, or they can sell it and then charge the customer a deposit.
Human nature is like this, not all bottles will be returned, many unclaimed bottles
The annual fee may be equivalent to this forecast.
New Jersey has implemented a forced recycling program for more than 20 years, and reports show that the program is very effective, but the recovery rate in the few states that require bottle storage is close to 100%.
However, most do not have mandatory recycling laws.
For decades, our state has no bottle deposit method.
I remember being a little kid, picking Coke bottles from the open space and returning them to the store for two cents per person.
At that age, I didn't care about the environment at all, I just wanted the money.
Environmental issues are almost everyone's top priority today, but some bottles are still thrown out of the window or just thrown into the trash can.
Nevertheless, the bill is not very popular.
Brewers, especially local craft beer, said they would add $2.
The cost of a case can seriously affect their business.
No one agreed to accept, clean and recycle all these dirty bottles.
The local government has entered into a contract to recycle abandoned bottles, but the situation is different if the customer has to return the bottles to the retailer or redemption center to apply for a refund of the deposit.
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka is one of the few public officials who publicly praised the bill, while many others are retreating.
Now, their contract with recyclers allows municipalities to retain any profit generated by recycling, but the new Bill will hand over most of the money to the state. Twenty-
A fee of £ 5% will be allocated to retailers and redemption centers.
Some others worry that since there are very few states nearby that have bottles --
Deposit method, people will look for bottles worth only nickel in New York, or come back on holiday with backpacks full of flat bottles or cans.
I don't think this will happen, but push his stolen cart to my block every Thursday to try to beat the incinerator authority
We must find a new source of income.
Editor's note: Former MP Joan Quigley from Jersey City is president and CEO of North Hudson Community Actionin Union City.