Mandating refundable deposits on
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The first bottle bill was passed in Vermont in 1953. It merely banned the sale of beer in non-refillable bottles.Just because it’s in the contract doesn’t mean it’s always legally binding. Find your nearest Citizens Advice at (England and Wales) or (in Scotland).In Northern Ireland, contact Consumerline on 0300 123 626 and British Columbia enacted the first beverage container recovery system in North America in 1970. population) had enacted some form of beverage container deposit law or bottle bill.In 1971, Oregon passed the first bottle bill (also known as a deposit law) in the United States, requiring refundable deposits on all beer and soft drink containers. The so-called 'bottle bills" were intended not only to reduce beverage container litter, but to conserve natural resources through recycling and reduce the amount of solid waste going to landfills.