I am for the bottle bills because it gives hobos something to do and some way to make some money.
Maine passed a bottle bill while I was living there. The difference in the amount of roadside litter was like night and day, within a year or two. I guess that if people don't toss their bottles out the window, they don't toss McD's litter, etc etc. I dunno why, but there honestly *was* a difference.
Then, since putting a 5c deposit on cans and beer bottles was a good idea, the state legislature put deposits on $#%#$^@^ near everything that held a substance of some sort. Turned a decent, reasonable program into a royal PITA.
For all the feel good, money burning recycling programs liberals create, I do agree with the bottle deposit law we have here in Iowa. Not that I would care if people just threw away all their containers, that would be just fine if it always happened, but people litter, and glass bottles get broken, and are dangerous, very sharp and broken glass never gets dull. And since people still litter, kids and homeless are employed to clean up at least some of the glass. I wish they would raise the deposit on all glass beverage bottles to 50¢.