TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jerseyans may soon pay as much as 20
cents extra when buying beverage bottles and cans.
An Assembly committee is slated Monday to consider a 10 cent
deposit for bottles and cans less than 24 ounces and 20 cents for
The bill would apply to juice, sport drinks, water, soda, wine
and beer containers.
Consumers would get the money back by returning the container to
either newly created redemption centers or to retailers.
Sponsors say the bill is designed to reduce litter and increase
Soft drink manufacturers, wholesalers and convenience store
operators have opposed similar bills in other states.
New Jersey would be the 12th state with such a law.
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