Only 11 states have bottle laws
Did you know that California is one of only 11 states in the country that have returnable bottle laws? The deposit return system, invented by the beverage industry itself, gets containers out of the waste stream and back into use much more efficiently than municipal programs can. Refillable bottles are even better for the environment than one-way bottles and cans.
If you have family or friends in a state without a bottle law, ask them about it. Returnable bottle laws not only reduce roadside litter, they conserve energy used to manufacture new bottles and extend the lives of landfills.
States with bottle deposit laws: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Oregon, Vermont.