Support - 2012 survey* shows 2 to 1 Texans
support deposits on beverage containers, understanding
the effect on waterways and roadways.
Keeps Current With Consumer Habit - Up
to 60% of beverages are consumed away* from home,
offices, restaurants, bar, etc; most are thrown away and
landfilled. Increased in curbside in the last 10 yrs has
not increased recycling rate in Texas.
Increased Recycling Rate – Texas
recycled 24% of beverage container, Bottle Bill states
Provides Incentive to Recycle - Over 30
yrs of bottle bill history, prove that financial
incentives results in the largest number of people
participating and highest volume of containers recycled,
than any voluntary program.
Makes Recycling Convenient - 30% of
Texas has curbside*, many counties & cities have tried
unsuccessfully to recycling. Where Bottle Bills exist, a
network of redemption centers and reverse vending
machines develop to take back containers.
Creates Green Jobs
- 2012 Economic Study *on effects of deposits on Texas
economy concludes, over 2400 new jobs, $400 million in
direct revenue growth for our state. Recycling industry
jobs are sustainable jobs that cannot be out sourced.
Help Fund Recycling and Water Quality -
Money from the Texas Bottle Bill will help fund our
states aging water infrastructure and increase recycling
accessibility for all Texans
Reduces Cost to Cities & Counties -
Bottle Bills, reduce the cost to collect & process
recyclable, reduce cost of storm drain clean out helping
to prevent flooding and reduce landfill tipping fees.
Your taxes now pay for these services.
Decreases Landfill Use - Many counties
have lost their landfills, many more are losing theirs.
Beverage containers can be 20-30% of municipal waste,
removal of these materials equal less truck, labor and
Texas Businesses need Quantity and Quality
Materials - Texas has glass, plastic and
aluminum processors and manufacturers who are importing
materials from Bottle Bill states for processing because
Texas does not collect adequate feed stock. Nationally,
50% of all recycled materials come from the 10 Bottle
Help Fund Schools and Non-Profits Organizations
- Texas schools received drastic cuts by our
legislature last session. Many schools and non-profits
in Bottle Bill states conduct collection fundraisers
benefiting from deposits.
Save Energy, Water and Natural Resources
- Only 5% as much energy is used to produce new aluminum
containers from recycled containers than from baurite
ore. 1/10 the energy is used to make new plastic bottles
from recycled material.
Make Texas Leader on Gulf Coast - Texas
sells 17 billion beverage containers annually, but
recycles only 4 billion. 13 billion containers are
landfilled and litter our waterways and highways. They
starts in the streets, but ends up in the Gulf of
Mexico. Let make Texas the first on the gulf coast to
pass deposit legislation. It’s the Texas way.
Our opponents continue to make the same old WRONG claims - Get with the times
Our bill is NOT the same bill some people fighting it thinks it is. The details are
readily available for anyone that wishes to read it
HERE (or check out the mini-overview on our