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(Studio) Senate subcommittee begins hearings on no deposit, no return containers.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Senator Mark Hatfield proposes bill because of huge success it has had in OR. [HATFIELD - discusses disposal problems of solid wastes such as bottles and cans.] Bottle and can mfrs. join labor unions in opposing legislature [Glass bottle blowers association Harry MOORE - criticizes legislature]
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl
(Portland, OR) Oregon law dramatically successful in ridding state of litter, but beer and soft drink mfrs. have mixed feelings. [Portland Bottling Company, William TRULL - states last year's profits dropped 55%.] [Albertson's store manager Robert MALONE - states workers don't have enough time to sort returned bottles and cans; forced to eliminate sale of beer.] [Governor Thomas McCALL - believes law makes Oregon better state economically.]
REPORTER: Richard Wagner
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Stahl, Lesley;
- Wagner, Richard
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