Tennessee is a frequent battleground in the debate over bottle deposits. Stop me if you've heard this before, but this could be the year the state finally passes a deposit law. That's the opinion of Marge Davis, vice president of Scenic Tennessee, who wrote this opinion piece on the topic posted on the chattanoogan.com Web site. Scenic Tennessee is a partner in a project called Pride of Place, which supports adoption of a deposit program. Davis notes that some business groups that had opposed deposit laws in the past are more open to the concept these days. (Plastics News has been in favor of a national deposit law since 1994. What's taken the rest of you so long?) Mike Verespej, Plastics News' Washington-based staff reporter who covers recycling, notes that there are nine active bottle bills this year, not counting the one in Connecticut that already passed.
A deposit bill with a chance?
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