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Mini Liqour Bottles May Finally Be Worth a 15-cent Deposit in Maine

Credit: Mike Watson, ThinkStock
Credit: Mike Watson, ThinkStock

If you’re a frequent flyer, or just raider of the duty-free stores at the airport, you’ll have come into contact with mini liquor bottles before. They’re about a shot and a half worth of alcohol put into a cute bottle that doesn’t take up as much room on top of your cabinets in the kitchen (frat houses, take note). Regardless of how small they are, though, it looks like Maine may finally give them a deposit worth!

WCSH 6 reports that the House approved a bill that extends Maine’s bottle deposit services to containers 50ml and under in a 111-34 vote. Supporters of the bill say that they believe it will rid the Maine landscape of the tiny bottles, which do seem to be omnipresent in every back alley and park trail as of late. Get money for what would be litter – sounds like a good plan, right?

Well not everyone thinks so. The Portland Press Herald reports that Governor LePage doesn’t like the bill, and has threatened to veto it. He says that lawmakers approved it without thinking of the cost behind the redemption program’s alteration. LePage also sees the litter as a problem, but would rather stop the sale of ‘nips’ altogether in Maine.

What do you think? Are you a fan of the proposed deposit, or worried abut what it might cost? Let us know in the comments!

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