Deposit Laws in the News
October 17th, 2014




What’s in the new bottle bill?

October 15th, 2014 - Mass - Depending on whom you ask, expanding the state’s 31-year-old bottle bill will either line politicians’ pockets, or it will help clear millions of plastic water, tea and “sports-drink” containers from roadsides and public places across Massachusetts.

A Question Of Redemption: Voters To Decide Bottle Bill Expansion With Ballot Question 2

October 15th, 2014 - BOSTON — For years, conservation and community groups went to the State House asking to expand the bottle bill to include plastic bottles of non-carbonated beverages, which were not common when the bottle bill was first passed.

How to Cap Plastic Bottle Waste

October 15th, 2014 - In the United States alone, 1,500 plastic bottles of water are consumed every second. Every hour, Americans throw away, on average, about 2.5 million plastic bottles of all types.

Bottle bill pits retailers against environmentalists fighting litter

October 14th, 2014 - SPRINGFIELD - Expanding the state's bottle bill to include water and juice containers could help keep discarded bottles out of the commonwealth's streets, sidewalks, parks, playgrounds and forests, according to backers








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