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New bottle deposit law facing a fight

Businesses: Bar-code mandate too costly to implement

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Anger by the beverage and grocery industries over New York’s expanded bottle deposit legislation is prompting state lawmakers to consider amending the law before it takes effect on June 1. The industries say the law will drive up product costs, cause job losses, limit beverage choices and be nearly impossible to put in place by June 1. The law requires that all redeemable bottles — including new categories of regular water and enhanced water — ...

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April 23, 2009
7:28 a.m.

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Just another way for the great state of New York to drive business and jobs out of the state.

April 30, 2009
10:02 a.m.

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Our wise politicians should hurry up and make up their minds whether they are delaying or not. People in the beverage industry need to know what, if any, changes they will be forced to implement in the next month or so if this law goes forward as planned. It's not like we can snap our fingers and make these changes happen.