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Study looks at adding nickel deposit on wine, liquor in New York

The Pollution Prevention Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology examined the the cost of expanding the state's bottle deposit program.
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ALBANY, N.Y. — A new study finds adding a nickel deposit on wine and liquor in New York would help keep them out of the trash but increase the cost to retailers.

The Albany Times-Union reports that Rochester Institute of Technology's Pollution Prevention Institute's study completed in November looks at the cost of expanding New York's bottle deposit program.

The study estimates that it could cost New York's over 4,500 wine and liquor stores $36 million in costs.

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