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Sierra Club Conservation Policies

Beverage Containers

The Sierra Club endorses the principle that all soft drink and beer containers should be refillable and returnable for a mandatory minimum deposit. [It was intended that the mandatory deposit be applied at all levels of distribution back to the manufacturer.]

Adopted by the Board of Directors, May 4-5, 1974

The Sierra Club enthusiastically supports the passage of minimum deposit legislation nationwide, and opposes passage of the currently proposed "litter tax" approach to the beverage container litter problem.

Adopted by the Board of Directors, February 3-4, 1979

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