DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO (AP) — California lawmakers are considering upending the state's struggling bottle and can recycling program by requiring beverage distributors to create a new system to take back their own containers, similar to one that has been successful in neighboring Oregon. A state Senate committee is set to consider the proposal Wednesday as part of a plan that also would add wine and liquor bottles to the program in 2024. California is one of 10 states where consumers must pay a 5- or 10-cent deposit on bottles and cans that they can redeem when they turn in those containers, with the goal of increasing the chance people will recycle. The problem is about half of California's recycling centers have closed in recent years, leaving people more likely t
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