A brand new bottle deposit law that could increase recycling rate in the state was introduced to the Michigan Legislature.  The bill seeks to include bottles of juice and water to the list of recyclables in Michigan.

The deposit would be $0.10 for the bottles if the bill is passed.  Governor Snyder wants to do more recycling in the state and said that he knows the current bottle deposit system is working well.

The original bill, that was passed in 1976, only gives the $0.10 deposit for carbonated beverages.  Since the bill was passed, it is estimated that 97% of the all carbonated cans and bottles in the state have been recycled.  Michigan has the highest rate of can and bottle recycling in the country.

What do you think?  Should Michigan include juice and water bottles to the list of returnables accepted by local stores?