Cigarette butts could join bottles on NY's deposit list

Published: December 28, 2012 6:00 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Public Policy, Recycling

ALBANY, N.Y. (Dec. 28, 9:50 a.m. ET) — New York has had a bottle-deposit law since 1983, and one lawmaker wants to apply the concept to a completely new product: cigarette butts.

Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky, D-Whitestone, has prefiled a bill in the New York Senate for the 2013 legislative session to establish a cigarette butt recycling program, complete with at least a 1-cent deposit for each cigarette butt.

Senate Bill 560 would require the health commissioner to establish the recycling program, which must include a number of items, including the deposit. Also required would be establishment of a statewide redemption system with at least one redemption facility in each county. The redemption centers could have either automated or non-automated recycling equipment, according to the legislation.

The bill also outlines that the recycling program must include a marketing campaign to educate the public on the harm cigarette butts can have on the environment.

The program would also extend to cigars, according to the bill.

The proposal will start the legislative session in a committee on environmental conservation.


Comments

Cigarette butts could join bottles on NY's deposit list

Published: December 28, 2012 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Shell Chemical to host public meetings to discuss plans in Pennsylvania

April 15, 2014 3:27 pm ET

Shell Chemical LP will host two public meetings on April 16 to discuss the possibility of building a major petrochemicals plant in the Pittsburgh...    More

Shintech in early stages of planning ethylene feedstock plant in Louisiana

April 15, 2014 3:22 pm ET

Shintech Inc. has filed an air permit with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality that would allow for the construction of a new unit with ...    More

Plastics recycling rates in Michigan will go up, if new initiative works

April 14, 2014 4:15 pm ET

Clean Tech, a unit of Plastipak Packaging Inc., expects to recycle about 6 billion plastic bottles this year and has an eye on 10 billion plastic...    More

Pepsi adds recycling bins in Oklahoma

April 14, 2014 12:45 pm ET

PepsiCo Inc. is beefing up recycling efforts in Tulsa, Okla., through the placement of more than 120 recycling bins at nearly 30 locations.    More

No action yet, but opposition still brewing to medical device tax

April 11, 2014 1:29 pm ET

Indiana politicians are stepping up their game in attempts to get the much-maligned medical device tax repealed.    More

Market Reports

Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook North America

This in-depth report provides analysis and discussions of economic and political conditions, market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies. In addition, there are reviews of 25 leading thermoformers in the packaging segment, assessing their growth initiatives and performance metrics over 10 years.

Learn more

Automotive Market Review and Outlook 2014 The Americas

This 75-page report features in-depth analysis of the automotive industry for the Americas. It includes discussions of market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting production and threats as well as design strategies being implemented by the major automakers. Detailed charts and data tables outline North American automotive production over the last five years.

Learn more

Plastics Building & Construction Market Review and Outlook 2014 with MS Excel chart data

This report provides in-depth analysis of the plastic building and construction market for North America, including discussions of trends, opportunities, threats and the latest developments in construction trends that impact plastics processors.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

May 6, 2014 - May 8, 2014Plastics in Medical Devices 2014

May 12, 2014 - May 12, 2014Plastics News Brazil Pharma Summit

September 10, 2014 - September 12, 2014Plastics Caps & Closures 2014

February 3, 2015 - February 7, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events