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NY's beverage container deposit law, one year later

Kathy Maloney, of Massapequa Park, recycles plastic bottles

Kathy Maloney, of Massapequa Park, recycles plastic bottles in Massapequa, Wednesday. (Nov. 3, 2010) Photo Credit: Newsday / Sally Morrow

  One year after New York's beverage container deposit law expanded to include bottled water, it has created jobs, increased the amount of plastic recycled and generated more revenue for the state than anticipated, according to both proponents and opponents of the legislation.

But store owners and trade groups say the program has become as difficult and expensive to manage as they anticipated.

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