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CALIFORNIA’S BOTTLE BILL TO INCLUDE WINE AND LIQUOR

SACRAMENTO, CA— California Governor Gavin Newsom today  signed Senate Bill 1013 by Senate President pro Tem Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) and others, legislation expanding the scope of the State’s Beverage Container Recycling law to include all wine and distilled spirit containers. https://www.cawrecycles.org/press-releases/dt7j3bm7xkhyb43df7hemz4z4kc4cb





Senate Bill 1013 will, effective January 1, 2024, establish a 10 cent Refund Value on most of the estimated 1.2 billion Wine & Distilled Spirit Containers sold in California annually as well as a 25 cent Refund Value for wine sold in difficult to recycle boxes, bladders, pouches and similar plastic containers.

  • Currently less than 30% of wine & distilled containers are recycled, while 70% of the beer, soft drink and water containers covered by existing program are recycled.

  • There are currently approximately 1258 recycling centers and more than 2400 retail stores that redeem empty beverage containers for recycling.

  • Efforts are underway to increase redemption and recycling opportunities in underserved communities. 

  • Currently glass bottles made in California are made with 42% recycled glass. The goal is to increase this ‘closed loop recycling’ to 50% or better.

  • One ton of CO2 Emissions are reduced for every 6 tons of recycled glass used to make new containers.

  • SB 1013 is projected to increase the amount of recycled glass used to make new bottles in California by more than 250,000 tons annually, with the potential to reduce GHG emissions by more than 40,000 tons.

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