01 Apr '12, 8am
Local Governments Start Recycling, Environmentalists Halt
Specifically, the recycling materials in question are plastic and glass beverage containers, as well as aluminium cans associated with CRV (California Redemption Value). At the point of purchase, the State of California takes 5 or 10 cents for each container (contingent upon the container being lesser or greater than 24 ounces). The consumer can then redeem used beverage containers at CRV recycling centers to receive a refund. If CRV funds are not redeemed, the remaining funds rollover to the State Treasury, either used to run the CRV program, or to be appropriated by the state’s legislature.