Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Nestlé Waters suing over NY bottle law

From the Albany, NY, Times Union

Nestlé Waters, which produces bottled water under several brand names, has filed a legal challenge to New York’s expanded bottle bill in federal court, seeking to block its June 1 implementation.

In the suit, Nestlé argues that a provision requiring a New York state-specific UPC bar code on containers sold here with a nickel deposit, is unconstitutional.

The company, with North American headquarters in Greenwich, CT, also is critical of the state’s plan to funnel unrefunded deposits to New York’s general fund, rather than to support local curbside recycling programs.

[Nestlé produces such brands as Perrier and Pellegrino. Go here for the full story.]

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