ATLANTA — A national alliance to promote container recycling will form next month in Tampa, Fla., and a key organizer said one of its goals will be to encourage bottle-deposit legislation. Scott Seydel, president of EvCo Research Inc. in Atlanta, said the group will announce its formation at a meeting of the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers.
The alliance, which sources say has a three-year commitment to work together, has "lots of money," Seydel said.
He would not be more specific, but sources previously pegged financing at up to $1 million a year.
Membership discussions have included some organizations with deep pockets, including the Turner Foundation; Global Green USA, the U.S. chapter of a worldwide environmental group founded by Mikhail Gorbachev; and Beaulieu of America LLC, a Dalton, Ga., carpet manufacturer.