Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-18.12
Beverage Container Recyclability

SECTION 23-18.12-3

§ 23-18.12-3. Beverage container recyclability requirements.

(a) Every beverage distributor located and/or doing business in the state shall sell or convey beverages only in containers for beverages which:

(1) Shall have obtained a fifty percent (50%) recycling rate by 1992, as determined by the department pursuant to provisions of this chapter; and

(2) Are free of any design components which make it less recyclable than a container of the same volume, whose body is composed of the same material; and

(3) Are free of design components added to or substituted for existing recyclable containers, which would adversely affect the recyclability of the recyclable containers.

(b) To determine if a container meets the standards of recyclability of this chapter the department shall monitor the recycling rate, costs, and technical efficiency and feasibility of collecting and recycling all containers.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1989, ch. 515, § 1.)