The Vermont Statutes Online
Conservation and Development
BEVERAGE CONTAINERS; DEPOSIT-REDEMPTION SYSTEM
(a) No beverage
shall be sold or offered for sale at retail in this State:
(1) in a metal
container designed and constructed so that part of the container other than a
piece of pressure sensitive tape is detachable in opening the container; or
containers connected to each other with plastic rings or similar devices which
are not classified as biodegradable by the Secretary.
For the purposes
of this subsection only, the word "beverage" includes all drinks sold
in liquid form intended for human consumption, whether or not specifically
listed in section 1521 of this chapter.
Secretary of Natural Resources may exempt specific products from subdivision
(a)(1) of this section for so long as existing technology does not permit
compliance for those products.
distributor shall sell or offer for sale in this State a brand of beverage in a
beverage container labeled as provided in subsection 1524(a) of this title if
that distributor sells that beverage container containing that brand in a state
that does not have a deposit-redemption system similar to the one established
by this chapter and that is adjacent to this State. A distributor that violates
this subsection is prohibited from selling or offering those beverages for sale
in this State until the violation is corrected.
(d) No person
shall knowingly attempt to redeem a container to a retailer or a redemption
center for deposit return if that container was purchased outside this State.
(Added 1971, No. 252 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 1975, No. 105, § 6, eff. Jan.
1, 1977; 1979, No. 63, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1981; 1987, No. 261 (Adj. Sess.), § 4,
eff. Jan. 1, 1990; 2005, No. 128 (Adj. Sess.), § 4.)