According to Wikipedia, states with drink container deposit laws have reduced their roadside litter up to 64 percent. Michigan's recycling rate of 97 percent was the highest in the nation because of its 10 cent deposit on beverage containers. No wonder why I saw very few plastic bottles along Michigan roadsides and along their rivers and beaches. Even a Mom and Pop grocery store had a machine that collected aluminum cans and plastic bottles.
And what is our wonderful Alabama Governor doing? He wants to tax soft drinks so the State of Alabama can rake in more revenue for the State's general fund instead of rallying for a bottle deposit bill to reduce the litter in the state. The end result of Alabama's backward leadership is trashy roadsides and waterways.