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Bottle Deposit Laws & Other Environmental Legislation

The need to address bottle deposit law proposals and other environmentally sensitive issues continues to grow across the country. Wine Institute staff work to find sensible, sustainable solutions that also make economic sense for winery compliance. New proposals such as Advance Disposal Fees, mandatory recycled content labeling, GMO labeling and other problematic and expensive requirements continue to be sought by our opponents, and we are working to find constructive alternatives to offer as counterproposals in the future.

Despite efforts every year to expand bottle deposit programs to include wine in dozens of states, the State Relations team has been successful in preventing the spread of such programs beyond Iowa and Maine, where wine bottles were included decades ago.

Labels & Containers Compliance

Find information on state beverage container deposit laws here. Related resources include, Federal label pre-approval service and label registration requirements by state.

State Legislation Tracker

Wine Institute members have access to State Net’s bill tracking service showing all legislation currently being tracked by the State Relations team.