1976 Scorecard Vote
(S. 2150) Solid Waste Disposal Authorization: The vote is on the Hatfield amendment to require five cent deposit and refund on all beer and soft drink cans and bottles within five years, and to ban pop top beverage cans within one year. The materials used for beverage containers amount to 6% of all the aluminum and 6% of all the steel produced in this country and should be recycled, not thrown away. The Oregon ban on throw-away bottles and cans has reduced roadside litter by almost 40% and saved 1.4 trillion BTUs of energy each year while creating 365 new full time jobs. June 30, 1976. Rejected 26-60. The correct vote is yes.