Water Fall

Bottled water sales are on the decline in New York state where a revised bottle bill took effect late last year. A refundable 5-cent deposit was added to bottles of water less than one gallon, inflating the cost of 24-packs by at least $1.20. Although consumers can recoup the deposit by bringing the bottles back to the store for recycling, many are skipping the purchase altogether. As the retail cost

Bottled water sales are on the decline in New York state where a revised bottle bill took effect late last year.

A refundable 5-cent deposit was added to bottles of water less than one gallon, inflating the cost of 24-packs by at least $1.20.

Although consumers can recoup the depos

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