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IA Senate Panel Will Consider Expanding Bottle Bill



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State lawmakers and recycling advocates have introduced legislation that would expand Iowa's 5-cent bottle redemption program.
 
Bill supporters introduced the measure Tuesday and the legislation now moves to the Senate Appropriations Committee for review.
 
The measure would expand the redemption program to include non-carbonated beverages like water, tea and sports drinks. Current law only allows redemption of alcoholic and carbonated beverages.
 
Democratic Sen. Robert Dvorsky of Coralville said Monday the bill would expand recycling and create 330 new jobs in the recycling industry.
 
The public appears to support such an expansion of the program, approved in 1978. A poll by The Des Moines Register last month showed 64 percent of Iowans support an expansion.
 
A spokesman for Gov. Terry Branstad says the governor hasn't decided whether to support the proposal.
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