Letter: Increase deposits on bottles, cans

Iowa’s Bottle Bill was enacted April 1, 1978, requiring a 5 cent deposit. Iowa should hit the bottle and change the deposit of 5 cents to at least 10 cents.

This is a no-brainer for the Legislature. Here’s a bill of 39 years that needs change. Of course there will be old arguments but they should be “recycled.” Entrepreneurship will be encouraged seeing a profit is to be made. Bottles and cans shouldn’t be part of our grocery stores for sanitation reasons. Can’t afford the increase? Don’t worry, you’ll get it back.

John Carver

Decorah

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