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Oregon Hits 90 Percent Recycling Levels for Bottles and Cans.

Positive Future #381 (Feature photo – Drink Machine – CCA SA 4.0 International)

Money makes a difference. Oregon passed a law a few years back that would raise the fee for buying bottled drinks from 5 cents a bottle to 10 cents a bottle if recycling rates got below 80 percent. When years 2014 and 2015 came in at less than 70 percent, the higher bottle charge/refund kicked in.

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