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.