Some lawmakers at the Iowa Capitol are attempting to repeal Iowa’s bottle deposit program. In place since 1979, Iowa’s bottle deposit program has been very successful with an estimated 71% of beverage containers in Iowa redeemed annually. That translates to 1.36 billion bottles that end up being recycled instead of littered across our beautiful landscapes.
States without beverage container deposit programs only see a recycling rate of about 24%. Should Iowa’s deposit program be repealed, we could see an additional 901 MILLION cans and bottles cluttering our roadsides, waterways, fields and parks every year. That is about 16,011 cans and bottles per square mile.
We need you to act now to ensure this harmful legislation does not become law. Please click the “Take Action Now” button to send a message to your state representative, asking them to oppose HF 575. Together, we can keep Iowa beautiful!
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