Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Return to Returnables

When I was a kid, I used to gather all of our empty bottles and take them to the convenience store at the corner. Then I'd use the deposit money to buy candy. It was win-win!

Next Thursday, September 17th, there will be a public forum on the proposed Tennessee Bottle Bill from 6:30pm - 8:30pm at the Agricenter International Ampitheater (7777 Walnut Grove Road).

The Bottle Bill is the proposed litter and recycling legislation based on a 5-cent deposit on glass, plastic and aluminum beverage containers, with returns to independent “redemption centers.”

The session will be moderated by Jackson Baker, political editor, Memphis Flyer and panelists include: Susan Collins, Container Recycling Institute; John Burnes, Marglen Industries; John Ferrari, NexCycle California Operations; and numerous local perspectives.

All citizens, legislators, investors, entrepreneurs, scrap dealers, local governments, nonprofits, tourism businesses, manufacturers, recyclers, bottlers, and retailers are encouraged to attend.

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