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Sam Chin 1st period


  • Date: Passed in 1971
  • Who: Governor Tom McCall, influenced by Richard Chambers
  • Chambers – logging equipment salesman who collected litter while hiking, climbing, etc.
  • Inspired by an article about British Columbia wanting to ban non-refundable bottles and cans
  • Chambers wanted a deposit on bottles/cans to encourage people to return to stores
  • What: Requires cans, bottles, and other containers of pop, beer, and water sold in Oregon to be returnable with a minimum refund value.
  • Benefits and impacts: à reducing litter, increase container recycling, waste reduction, resource conservation
- Only make up 6% of roadside litter vs. 40% before
- Inspired similar laws in 8 different states form 1972-1983



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Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_Bottle_Bill



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