June 2005 Poll Shows Huge Support For NY Deposit Law
Thought I would add this information as a reference for everyone out there attempting to pass a bottle bill. The bottle deposit bill in New York is supported by over 62% of the population. Only 27% would support eliminating deposits. Once a bottle bill is passed there is strong support in keeping it and expanding it since people can see the positive effects.
Here is the pertinent information:
"More than half of New York voters (52 percent) support expanding the bottle bill to include deposits on juice, water, sports drinks and iced tea, while only 27 percent would support eliminating deposits on all beverage containers and instituting a new tax on recyclable or litter-generating products. One in ten would keep the law as is with no changes."
Siena Poll Link