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Throwaway Bottle Ban / Michigan Problems #259999

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 15, 1979
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(Studio) Upcoming meeting of administration's Resources Conservation Committee to discuss advantages of outlawing throwaway beverage containers noted. Reaction of some Michigan residents to their newly enacted law outlawing such containers reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Detroit, Michigan) Time spent at Archambeau Distributing Company, in Pontiac, preparing beer cans for recycling plant stated. [Company spokesperson Bill ARCHAMBEAU - lists costs encountered in process.] [Detroit Coca-Cola whse. manager Michael BEALES - details equipment needed and people to operate it.] Controversy between conservationists and beverage industry over returnables issue outlined. [Michigan Conservation Club spokesperson Rick JAMESON - comments.] Effects of law on consumer purchases and on stores' orders described. [Associated Food Dealers spokesperson Edward DEEB - comments.] Upcoming repeal effort said about to begin.
REPORTER: Betty Ann Bowser

Bowser, Betty Ann;
Cronkite, Walter

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