Paragraph 3 of the (column) gives the impression to many readers we have encountered, however, that this state's mandatory bottle deposit law contributes a 16 percent recycling rate to Michigan. This is a misunderstanding, since the bottle deposit law actually contributes only about 3 to 3.5 percentage points to the state's overall 14.5 percent recycling rate.
Thank you in advance for printing this clarification to assist your readers. More information on Michigan's recycling needs and performance can be found at MISoftDrink.net.
Bill Lobenherz, president
Michigan Soft Drink Association