The Michigan House has passed new legislation for the state’s bottle return fund.
Legislation is advancing that would compensate beverage companies to update their recycling equipment using unused recyclables deposit funds.
WSBT reports that it passed the House on Tuesday. Unredeemed money from the 10-cent per container rate is now divided between the state and the retailers that operate bottle returns.
The proposed legislation would offer distributors a half-cent per bottle tax credit for every container eligible for the bottle return. This would cost the state $20 million per year, according to the House Fiscal Agency.