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Vermont Dept. of Environmental Conservation report says bottle bill system should be updated but avoid overwhelming current system; redemption centers are 'struggling' to sort over 100 brands' containers, and new types of containers could worsen problem

Environmentalists criticize UK deposit return scheme, which excludes glass under EPR; critics say excluding glass may create unnecessary cross-border issues, while proponents say consistent curbside collections can achieve 90% glass recycling rate

Deposit return scheme planned for England, Northern Ireland, Wales by 2025 for plastic, canned drink containers--but not glass, which will be covered by EPR; schemes in Germany, Finland have resulted in 90% recycling rates, compared to UK's current 70%

Lanarkshire, Scotland, grocer files court action to review proposed handling fees to retailers, under Scotland's flagship deposit return scheme; scheme subjects plastic, glass bottles, cans to £0.20 deposit, with retailers receiving £0.0269 per item

1836 Farms, a family-owned organic creamery serving the entire state of Texas, launches Oatness plant-based milk alternative in reusable glass bottles; the packaging can be returned to the point of purchase for deposit refund or applied to new purchases

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