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States' Experience With Beverage Container Deposit Laws Shows Positive Benefits

PAD-81-08 Published: Dec 11, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 1980.
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GAO was requested to review and update the 1977 report it issued on mandatory deposits on beverage containers. States that have passed container deposit laws were used as the basis for this review and all environmental and business effects were noted.

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