Minn. Deposit Fee Idea Splits Environmentalists
ST. PAUL, (AP) – It’s green-on-green combat as environmentalists debate whether Minnesota should have a 10-cent deposit on bottles and cans to encourage recycling.
It’s an idea that’s been kicking around for a while, but was revived this year when the state issued a report at the request of the Legislature.
Supporters of the idea say recycling rates and jobs would grow. But opponents say it would hurt recycling businesses by diverting high-value materials like aluminum.
It’s not clear if any proposal will come up this session.