1976 : Michigan Voters Approve 10-Cent Can Deposit Fee

When:
November 2, 2022 all-day
2022-11-02T00:00:00-04:00
2022-11-03T00:00:00-04:00

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.

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.

Sources :

Michigan Every Day.

#MIHistory – Nov. 2: The Michigan 10-Cent Bottle Law, the Official Blog of the Michigan House Democrats

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