Arkansas Students Rally for New Recycling Law

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College students from around the state were at the capitol fighting for a bill to clean up Arkansas.

The bill filed by Democratic Representative Vivian Flowers would set up container deposit centers across the state. 

Bottle prices would increase by six cents but you would get five cents of it back when you take the bottles to one of the centers. 

If you don’t redeem your bottles, the money would go to Medicaid and grants for the highway and city water departments.

“Recycling is an opportunity that is currently not available to all Arkansans. If Arkansas is to call itself the Natural State, then we should live up to that name,” Taylor Bridges says.

If passed, the system would be fully up and running in three years.

Ten states already have similar container deposit laws. 

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