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April 14, 2003 To: Interested Parties In 1986, the Legislature passed Assembly Bill 2020 creating the current system of recycling beverage containers in California. This unique program -- a coordinated effort by environmentalists, the grocery industry, container manufacturers and government -- is the only one of its kind in the nation. In 1999, the Legislature and all interested parties again worked together to update and improve California’s recycling program resulting in the passage of Senate Bill 332, and the companion bill, Assembly Bill 1244 (AB 1244). These efforts resulted in an expansion of beverage containers included in the recycling program. AB 1244 also included a requirement to evaluate the recycling program’s effectiveness and the impact to recycling rates for the containers added to the recycling program. The attached closed study conducted by the University of California, Berkeley provides an excellent review of this innovative recycling program. I am pleased to report the recycling program continues to be a resounding success. Recycling beverage containers continues to be convenient and cost effective and forms the foundation upon which we can build a more resourceful California. In reviewing the performance record of the program to date, California continuously strives to achieve its established goals and serves as a model for recycling throughout the nation. The study conducted by the University of California, Berkeley identifies possible ways of enhancing the existing program. I look forward to working with all interested parties to further California’s beverage container recycling goals. Sincerely, Darryl Young Director Attachment n n n 801 K STREET SUITE 2400 SACRAMENTO CALIFORNIA 95814 PHONE 916/322-1080 FAX 916/445-0732 TTD 916/324-2555 INTERNET consrv.ca.gov GRAY DAVIS GOVERNOR DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION STATE OF CALIFORNIA
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California Beverage Container Recycling & Litter Reduction Study & Litter Reduction S Secretary for Resources The Resources Agency Darryl Young Director Department of Conservation A REPOR A REPORT TO THE CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE ALIFORNIA L
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CALIFORNIA BEVERAGE CONTAINER RECYCLING AND LITTER REDUCTION STUDY Principal Investigators: Peter Berck, Professor University of California at Berkeley George Goldman, Cooperative Extension Specialist University of California at Berkeley with the assistance of Tim Beattie, Jeffrey LaFrance, Anna Gueorguieva, Aya Ogishi, Bruce McWilliams, and Peter Ho The contents of this report were developed under Contract No. 5000-009 with the California Department of Conservation, Division of Recycling. However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of that agency or an endorsement by the State Government.
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BEVERAGE CONTAINER RECYCLING STUDY i ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The preparation of this report was coordinated by the principal investigators, Peter Berck, Professor, and George Goldman, Specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. The principal
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This note was uploaded on 08/01/2008 for the course ARE 262 taught by Professor Berck during the Spring '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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