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Beverage deposit law began in 1979

Compiled by Linda Tubbs
Posted 7/24/19

July 23, 1979: Iowa’s beverage container deposit law was scheduled to take effect Aug. 1, and local retailers predicted a substantial loss of business and an inordinate consumer price hike on beer and soft drinks as a result of the new law.

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