(Jan. 25, 2008) — Bravo! Plastics News is to be applauded for coming out and clearly supporting a “national bottle bill” [“Unity, sustainability industry keys in '08,” Viewpoint, Jan. 7, Page 6]!
Such a law would do a lot of good for the U.S. as it would reduce landfill waste and would recapture a valuable resource instead of letting it go to waste. Eleven states have already passed bottle bills and the statistics show that it works. An increased supply of recycled PET would help many industries in the U.S. be more competitive and would help promote manufacturing in North America.
All the best to you for 2008!
Carlos R. Petzold
Bodam International Ltd.