The days of getting our bottle and can return money may be numbered in Michigan.

Taking our cans and bottles back has been a part of our lives for 4 decades.  But according to it may be on it's way out,

State Rep. Joe Bellino, of Monroe, has introduced legislation as part of a new plan to provide a boost to community recycling programs.

Bellino said that although the bottle bill helped reduce litter in the 1980s and 90s, it's now hurting recycling.

At 15 percent, Michigan's residential recycling rate is one of the lowest in the nation.

“The bottle bill pulls the two most valuable materials – aluminum and PET plastic – away from community-based recycling systems,” Bellino said. “Rerouting these materials into local recycling programs would provide the boost recyclers need to sustain their programs and expand access to even more communities.”

If this passes, the bottle deposit law in Michigan will end on December 31, 2022.

2 Things You Should Know About This Law Ending:

#1.  You have 2 years to clean out your garage

#2.  The Seinfeld Bottle Deposit scam is completely ruined

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