Colorado Beverage Containers Refund Initiative (1982)

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The Colorado Beverage Containers Refund Initiative, also known as Initiative 5, was on the November 2, 1982 ballot in Colorado as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have provided a refund value on beverage containers and a prohibition of certain types of beverage container materials.[1]

Election results

Colorado Initiative 5 (1982)
Defeatedd No708,56474.45%
Yes 242,653 25.51%

Election Results via: Colorado State Legislative Council, Ballot History

Text of measure

The language on the ballot appeared as:[1]

Shall an act be adopted requiring a minimum refund value on beverage containers for beer or other malted beverages, mineral water, soda water or other carbonated soft drinks manufactured, distributed or sold for use in this state, with the refund value clearly shown upon each beverage container, providing for payment of such refund, prohibiting the sale of beverages in metal containers which open by means of detachable parts, prohibiting the sale of beverages in non-degradable beverage container carriers, and providing misdemeanor penalties for violation of the act?[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Colorado State Legislative Council, "Ballot History," accessed February 19, 2014
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.