Don’t dump bottle deposit law

EDITOR:

End bottle deposit law – insanity.

I will take each issue as they come up.

Relieve the strain put on local businesses that have return stations. If the strain is to much for them. they can stop selling anything that has a deposit on it — simple.

Michigan recycling rate is one of the lowest in the nation setting at 15 percent – I do not have the where withal to fact check this – setting at 15 percent should have had a fact check following the 15 percent statement — with out the fact check you have to believe the statement is just a lot of hot air again by a politician. According to the bottle deposit information report made by Michigan Department of Treasury the redemption rate of bottles and cans in 2017 was 91.2 percent and the average redemption rate since 1990 was 96.3 percent.

He explains there has been a societal change and littering is much less of a concern now. What?

Aluminum cans are most profitable in recyclable material not so aluminum is aluminum no matter what it was used for present time it is 30 cents a pound, if dirty it goes to 15 cents a pound.

One 12 ounce aluminum can weight out at 12 grams. there is 454 grams in one pound. Do the math and you come up with 38 cans for 30 cents.

Curbside Pickup – All glass bottles goes to the landfill if the beer bottles lose the 10 cent they will also end up in the land fill. if the beer bottles lose the landfill — no one wants glass, too expensive to recycle the glass.

I believe as it stands right now only plastic 1# – 2# of the triangle is recycled — curbside pick up of aluminum can’s — at 30 cents for 38 aluminum cans, it is hard to see how that would work out with labor and equipment cost.

Don Pyle has to be very careful what side of the fence he comes down on — Mr. Pyle did a good job of staying on top of the fence post. I would not have said anything as it stand now the politician knows to much about Mr. Pyle’s mind set and in the future it could cost him his job.

The distributor charges 10 cents deposit for a can of pop going to the store. The store charges a 10 cent deposit for a can of pop going to the customer. Now the can ends up in the landfill — where is the 10 cent deposit our state representative.

Our state representative needs to spend his time putting together a full report on where the 10 cent deposit money goes, who gets what and how much they get right down to the last 10 cents instead of answering to his masters.

Bob Zinn

Garden