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Bottle return urged for PEI


July 24, 2008
By Cam Wood

July 24, 2008, Charlottetown – Consumers on P.E.I. are being urged to
return refillable soft drink bottles to collection depots before the
end of the month, before their value drops.

July 24, 2008, Charlottetown – Consumers on P.E.I. are being urged to return refillable soft drink bottles to collection depots before the end of the month, before their value drops.

New return rates, which take effect Aug. 1, will only pay 10 cents per bottle regardless of size.

Under the old system that existed prior to May 3, glass soft drink bottles carried larger deposits and, depending on size, were eligible for returns as high as 70 cents per unit.

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Don Jardine, director of Environmental Protection for the Department of Environment, Energy and Forestry, says government and soft drink distributors have co-operated to extend the deadline for several weeks.

But, the grace period for late returns is scheduled to end July 31.

The department estimates that there are still more than 200,000 refillable glass bottles that were sold and that have not been returned for refund.


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