Lawmaker proposes bottle-deposit program

From The Associated Press:

A state lawmaker hopes to implement a 5-cent beverage container deposit program in Oklahoma as a way to reduce litter and provide an infusion of much-needed cash for the budget.State Rep. Ryan Kiesel and members of a House committee examined the issue this week at the state Capitol and says he will introduce a bill in the next legislative session.

Kiesel, D-Seminole, said the specifics haven’t been worked out, but the plan would require consumers to pay an extra 5 cents for each beverage container they buy, including glass bottles, aluminum cans and plastic water bottles. When consumers return the empty containers to the retailer or redemption centers, they get the deposit refunded.

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