Recently, Michigan’s container deposit program had an estimated return rate of 93-95 percent (approximately 10 percent higher than other states). The amount of litter and the volume of solid waste decreased as well as, the number of injuries due to glass bottles in the trash. Michigan’s deposit program created more jobs, increased energy savings, created changes in environmental policies, and changed packaging from one-way glass bottles to refillable glass and plastic bottles. As stated, a main concern of the legislation was the predicted increased costs of recyclables. Within a year there was an increase in the price of beer and soft drinks by ten to fifteen percent. In addition, the consumption of beer and soft drinks decreased five to ten percent. Overall, four things are certain about Michigan’s bottle deposit law. First, residents were pleased with the operation of the law and 72% said they would vote to continue the law. Second, the implementation of the Michigan deposit program has not been evolutionary. For example, other states have had a difficult time adjusting their laws to mimic Michigan’s program. Third, the price of implementing the program was costly for private sectors. Finally, it was found that costs were uneven among bottlers, distributors, and retailers. Although results of the legislation were successful, it does not appear to be an easy program to duplicate and therefore, further research is necessary for those who want to create a similar program.