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Shoppers pick up containers of soda at the Hornbacher’s store in Moorhead as Minnesota is considering adding a 10-cents-per-container deposit on plastic, glass and aluminum beverage containers in an effort to boost recycling of those items from the current 45 percent to perhaps 84 percent. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Dave Wallis

Proposed deposits on bottles worries businesses

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A proposed 10-cent deposit on bottles, cans and other beverage containers sold in Minnesota has area retailers worried that the push to increase recycling could cost them business.


Matt Leiseth, president of Hornbacher’s grocery stores in Fargo-Moorhead, said he hasn’t formed a definite opinion on the issue, which is expected to be taken up by the Legislature this year. But Leiseth doesn’t want to see Minnesota stores put at a disadvantage.

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