Drink Cost Increases Fit Revised N.Y. Bill

Quenching one's thirst is becoming more expensive in New York, where elements of an updated bottle bill took effect earlier this month. A refundable 5-cent deposit was added to bottles of water less than one gallon and sold in the state. Plain, flavored and nutritionally enhanced waters that don't contain sugar have joined other drinks included in the deposit program like beer, soda,

ALBANY, N.Y. — Quenching one's thirst is becoming more expensive in New York, where elements of an updated bottle bill took effect earlier this month.

A refundable 5-cent deposit was added to bottles of water less than one gallon and sold in the state.

Plain, flavored and nutritionally enhanced waters that don't contain sugar have joined other drinks included in the deposit program like beer, soda, sparkling water and wine coolers.

One component of the bill is e

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