Starting January 1, 2024, wine and distilled spirits products will be added to the California Beverage Container Recycling Program (BCRP). The Bottle Bill will require beverage containers to have a California Redemption Value (CRV) ranging from $0.05 to $0.25. Beginning July 1, 2025, producers will be required to include “CA Redemption Value,” “California Redemption Value,” “CA Cash Refund,” “California Cash Refund,” or “CA CRV” on all beverage containers sold or offered for sale in California.
The new regulations are being touted as the largest change to the California Wine Industry since the end of prohibition. And It is set to affect nearly 50% of wine producers in America – 4,400 CA wineries and 1,100 CA Type 82 Licensees (CA direct shipping license).
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