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Title 10 : Conservation and Development


(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 1525)
  • § 1525. Prohibitions

    (a)(1) No beverage shall be sold or offered for sale at retail in this State:

    (A) in a metal container designed and constructed so that part of the container other than a piece of pressure sensitive tape is detachable in opening the container; or

    (B) in containers connected to each other with plastic rings or similar devices that are not classified as biodegradable by the Secretary.

    (2) For the purposes of this subsection only, the word "beverage" includes all drinks sold in liquid form intended for human consumption, whether or not specifically listed in section 1521 of this chapter.

    (b) The Secretary of Natural Resources may exempt specific products from subdivision (a)(1) of this section for so long as existing technology does not permit compliance for those products.

    (c) No distributor shall sell or offer for sale in this State a brand of beverage in a beverage container labeled as provided in subsection 1524(a) of this title if that distributor sells that beverage container containing that brand in a state that does not have a deposit-redemption system similar to the one established by this chapter and that is adjacent to this State. A distributor that violates this subsection is prohibited from selling or offering those beverages for sale in this State until the violation is corrected.

    (d) No person shall knowingly attempt to redeem a container to a retailer or a redemption center for deposit return if that container was purchased outside this State. (Added 1971, No. 252 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 1975, No. 105, § 6, eff. Jan. 1, 1977; 1979, No. 63, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1981; 1987, No. 261 (Adj. Sess.), § 4, eff. Jan. 1, 1990; 2005, No. 128 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 2019, No. 14, § 37, eff. April 30, 2019.)