Despite staunch opposition from retailers and beverage manufacturers, voters approved a 10-cent deposit on cans and bottles on this day. Governor William Milliken and his wife were instrumental in starting a petition to put the measure on the ballot, which passed by a 2-to-1 margin.
Michigan has the highest beverage container deposit in the nation. It’s credited with giving Michigan the highest beverage container recycling rate in the country.
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#MIHistory – Nov. 2: The Michigan 10-Cent Bottle Law, the Official Blog of the Michigan House Democrats