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LANSING (UPI) - State spot checks
found a 41 per cent reduction in overall
roadside litter this year under
Michigan's new bottle law, Department
of Transportation (DOT) officials said
A DOT study also found a nearly 82
per cent decrease in the number of
discarded beverage containers found
along state highways.
THE STUDY, covering selected
areas on state trunklines, found a
significant portion of the beverage con-
tainers found this year were
throwaways brought in from other
The decline contrasted sharply with
steep increase in litter recorded in 1978.
Michigan's voter-approved bottle
law, which took effect last December,
requires deposits of five cents or ten
cents on all beer and soft drink con-
THE MEASURE had strong backing
from environmental groups that said it
would greatly reduce litter and en-
courage ecologically sound recycling..
Similar measures are being con-
sidered in other states and the effec-
tiveness of Michigan's deposit
requirement is expected to be a key
issue in those votes.
Gov. William Milliken a key suppor-
f,"<..-":<.:zn.<'.":t>:ter of the law, expressed satisfaction
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"THE PEOPLE of Michigan not only
'X n N have stopped a costly and wasteful
trend, they seem to have reversed our
plunge into a throwaway society -
fq . .* ~reducing both the number of bottles and
t} cans thrown away and the volume of all
roadside litter," he said.
Transportation officials conduct a lit-
ter survey each August in test areas.
Department personnel found an
SAVE $70.48 average of 778.2 litter items per mile in
1977, 1,032.2 in 1978 and 603.6 in 1979.
The 1979 total was down 41.5 per cent
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. Auto. shut-off, record "Third meter" for dynamic level, bias adjust and peak tainers per mile were found in 1977 and
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"The amount of total Pitter - minus
beverage containet's - rose from an
WT__BWITHDOL__BY_ _average of 645.2 items per mile in 1977
,....to 825.2 per mile in 1978 and then drop-
pedto 566.1 in 1979 - a reduction of 31.4
- der.cent in just one year," Milliken
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Mickey Rat's pinball parlor at 603 E.
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just before 9 p.m.
THE PAIR was approached by two
4 suspects, aged 15 and 17, who asked
them for marijuana, according to Sgt:
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THE SUSPECTS then. fled from
Mickey Rat's and the victim flagged
down a police car. The suspects were
arrested a few minutes later at 100 .
?.: ...n x 4Fourth Ave., police said.
The 17-year-old is being detained at
the Washtenaw County Jail while the
15-year-old is at the Washtenaw County
Juvenile home. Police said there were
no injuries during the incident.
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