(Atlantic) A bill called the “Better Bottle Bill” is going through a sub-committee at the Iowa Legislature this week. Dave Jones, owner of the MCF Can Redemption Center in Atlantic says the new bill includes; water and Gatorade and Powerade bottles.
"About 40-percent of your volume is in water, gatorade and powerade bottles, which is alot different than it was 30-years ago," stated Jones. "There is a huge volume there."
And he adds it has been needed for the last 10-or-15 years. "With the deposits we have now we do 85-percent in the state of Iowa, and I think water bottles might be in the 20-percent right now," said Jones. "If you put that in the mix, 60-percent will go back and be recycled."
Jones is hoping the bill makes it to the floor for debate because he thinks it has a lot of support.
February 21, 2012
6:30 a.m. headlines