Connecticut Expands Bottle Deposit Fee Applicability

David Armas
December 5, 2022

Due to changes in Public Act No. 21-58, Connecticut is updating and expanding the applicability of their Bottle Deposit effective January 1, 2023. For the purposes of the Bottle Deposit, “carbonated beverages” will now include hard seltzers and ciders. Additionally, “noncarbonated beverages” will include plant water, juice, juice drinks, tea, coffee, kombucha, plant infused drinks, sports drinks and energy drinks. The act also changes the definition of “beverage container” which is now defined as the individual, separate, sealed glass, metal or plastic bottle, can, jar or carton containing 3L or less of a carbonated beverage, or 2.5L or less of a noncarbonated beverage and does not include any such bottle, can, jar or carton that contains less than 150mL of any such carbonated or noncarbonated beverage.

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David Armas

David Armas is a Regulatory Counsel at Sovos in the Regulatory Analysis and Design Departmentwith a focus ondomestic salesand usetaxes and related fees. David is a member of the Massachusetts Bar and holds aBachelor of Sciencein Computational Mathematicsfrom Embry-Riddle University, as well as a Juris Doctorfrom Boston College Law School.
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