HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

The Bottle Bill at the time of Covid-19

Written September 4th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The covid catastrophe has made many things in Albany more complicated, and that includes the operation of the state’s system of bottle deposits and returns.


Second thoughts on returning empties

Written October 3rd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Is anybody else having second thoughts about the way we now are supposed to return empty drink containers to get our deposit back?


Bottle Bill: More empties to return

Written January 11th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Oregon has expanded its “Bottle Bill” deposit law to include more containers, and I’ve been wondering whether the system to redeem the empties can handle the additional load.


Deposits and redemption: Chapter 2

Written July 29th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Hoping to prevent longer waiting times, the operator of Oregon’s “Bottle Drop” redemption centers says it’s preparing for a higher volume of empties expected once the deposit on beverage containers doubles to 10 cents next April. But now I’m wondering if there is solid enough justification for the increase itself.


What’s ahead on Bottle Bill

Written December 25th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

If you’ve had it with all the Christmas stuff online and elsewhere, how about something completely different? Oregon’s Bottle Bill and how it might work, or no longer work, in a year or two, for instance.


Take a look at new BottleDrop

Written August 20th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Here we are at the new bottle and can redemption center which the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative opened in Albany today, and Cherilyn Bertges is explaining how it works.


Two retailers join Albany ‘BottleDrop’

Written June 8th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Two more retailers have decided to participate in the Albany bottle and can redemption center being planned by the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative, says Cherilyn Bertges, the Portland-based cooperative’s public relations and outreach manager.


 
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