New plan would end Michigan's bottle deposit law

A screenshot from the famous "Seinfeld" episode in which characters drive to Michigan to return bottles. (NBC)
A screenshot from the famous "Seinfeld" episode in which characters drive to Michigan to return bottles. (NBC)

LANSING, Mich. – A new plan would repeal Michigan’s bottle deposit law.

State Representative Joe Bellino introduced the legislation recently. The Monroe lawmaker said ending the 40-year bottle deposit law would boost participation in community recycling programs.

Under the plan, the state’s bottle deposit law would end on Dec. 31, 2022. 

The legislation has been referred to committee for consideration.


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