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Pro/Con: Banning Disposable Bottles and Cans (1977)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1977-04-29

Duration: 00:06:18

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1977 | Louisiana. Legislature | LEGISLATION | Politics | Disposable bottles | Disposable cans


  • George, Beth Host
  • Hainkel, John Speaker
  • Long, Jimmy Speaker


This segment from the April 29, 1977, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a “Pro/Con” debate on a proposed bill that would ban the use of disposable bottles and cans. State Representative John Hainkel of New Orleans, the bill’s sponsor, spoke in its favor because of the bill’s potential to save resources and reduce litter. State Representative Jimmy Long of Natchitoches spoke against the bill because of his concerns over the feasibility of organizing the distribution and collection of “returnable” bottles. Host: Beth George