Colorado Initiative 5 (1982) was initiated state statute, that proposed a refund on beverage containers, on the November 2, 1982 election ballot in Colorado, where it was defeated.
| Initiative 5|
|Yes|| 242,653|| 25.5%|
Election Results from: State Legislative Council, Ballot History
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Language on the ballot:
|| 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?