Bottle deposit programs hurt the mart: execs
Jun 24, 2013 | 04:37 PM
| Nathan Laliberte
NEW YORK As the national debate over bottle deposit recycling programs heats up, aluminum can producers continue to push for alternative ways to incentivize used beverage container (UBC) recycling, according to several executives in a beverage and packaging panel discussion at AMMs Aluminum Summit in New York.
"Deposits are a tax, and while the places they are in certainly drive a higher recycling rate, it makes volumes dip," said Jim Peterson, vice president of marketing and corporate affairs at Broomfield, Colo.-based Ball Corp., a leading producer of aluminum beverage containers. "Our perception, with our customers, is every 1-percent increase in cost is a 1-percent decrease in volume."....
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