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Minn. Deposit Fee Idea Splits Environmentalists

Created: 02/17/2014 11:53 AM KAALtv.com

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - It's green-on-green combat as environmentalists debate whether Minnesota should have a 10-cent deposit on bottles and cans to encourage recycling.

It's an idea that's been kicking around for a while, but was revived this year when the state issued a report at the request of the Legislature, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported (http://bit.ly/1faGHfF).

Supporters of the idea say recycling rates and jobs would grow. But opponents say it would hurt recycling businesses by diverting high-value materials like aluminum.

It's not clear if any proposal will come up this session.

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Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press, http://www.twincities.com

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2/17/2014 11:45:54 AM (GMT -6:00)