January 15th, 2020, SB372 reached the senate. The bill will make the beverage industry responsible for recycling and redeeming consumer deposits on their containers. Consumer Watchdog's new report, "Trashed" ranks California's bottle deposit system as the worst in the country.
Consumer Watchdog highlights the failures of California's Bottle Deposit System in its new report "Trashed," which explains how the beverage container recycling program is beset with problems, among them that Californians, and not the beverage industry, foot the majority of the bill for the program.
Los Angeles, CA — Consumer Watchdog reported today that a major overhaul of the state’s once-vaunted bottle deposit system is needed to make drink makers responsible for refunding deposits or consumers will continue to lose a greater share of the roughly $1.5 billion a year they pay in nickel and dime deposits. Redemption centers that redeem bottle and can deposits are closing in the face of economic hardship.
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) took effect January 1st, 2020. Jamie Court of Consumer Watchdog stresses the importance of the act and its value as a deterrent for companies who profit from the sale of consumer data.
Consumers are finding it increasingly more difficult to find somewhere to get their CRV deposit refund as recycling centers close and stores shirk their in-store redemption responsibilities. Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court says CalRecycle's lack of enforcement with in-store redemption is a huge part of the problem.