H.R.873 - A bill to reduce pollution which is caused by litter composed of soft drink and beer containers, and eliminate the threat to the Nation's health, safety, and welfare which is caused by such litter by banning such containers when they are sold in interstate commerce on a no-deposit, no-return basis.95th Congress (1977-1978)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Fish, Hamilton, Jr. [R-NY-25] (Introduced 01/04/1977)|
|Committees:||House - Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 01/04/1977 Referred to House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.873 — 95th Congress (1977-1978)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/04/1977)
Prohibits the manufacture, sale, or delivery for sale of nonreturnable beverage containers with respect to which no reasonable refund money deposit is required from the consumer for use in marketing or packaging any beverage for human consumption.
Prescribes a penalty of up to a $1,000 fine and/or six months imprisonment for violations of this Act.
Directs the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare to define the term "nonreturnable containers" in accordance with procedures established by the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.