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January 18, 2008

Pacific News Center

Draft 'Bottle Bill' Gains Military's Support

10:00 a.m. Guam - The draft "bottle bill" has gained the support of the military, said the bill's author Senator Tina Muna-Barnes.

Muna-Barnes said she is now awaiting the reaction of businesses to the draft "bottle bill."

The bill calls for setting up redemption centers for bottles of beverages to reduce the volume of trash thrown into the Ordot Dump.

The measure would provide an incentive of 5 cents a bottle or can to customers who will turn them in to a redemption center.

Meanwhile, the mayors are working to stop old washers, car batteries and air-conditioners from getting dumped in the jungles of their villages.

Mayors have proposed the set up of free disposal sites as part of their "Keep Guam Green" plan.

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