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 Update the Massachusetts Bottle Bill

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The Bottle Bill is the state’s most successful recycling and litter prevention program. Since the Bottle Bill's inception in 1983, over 30 billion containers have been redeemed, contributing to a healthier environment, cleaner and safer communities, and a stronger economy. But to keep up with the times and consumer’s tastes, the bottle bill must be updated.

An Updated Bottle Bill would expand our container deposit system to include “new age” drinks such as non-carbonated beverages, water, iced tea, juice, and sports drinks. It would add approximately $20 million to state revenue via projected unclaimed deposits. It would decrease litter - and increase recycling.

An estimated 20 billion “new-age” beverages are consumed annually in the US, and this number is only expected to increase. As consumers purchase more of these beverages, an increasing number of containers are finding their way to landfills -- an estimated 69,000 tons nationwide.

Visit the links at the left for more information and for materials to help pass the Bottle Bill Update.


To help update the bottle bill:

Contact your State Representative and State Senator:
If you know who your  legislators are, click here to contact them. If you're unsure, click  here. Ask them to Support the Updated Bottle Bill, H3515

Has your City/Town passed a resolution of support? Click here to see the list that have. If yours isn't on the list, contact your City Council, Board of Aldermen, or Selectmen and ask them to pass our municipal resolution.

Volunteer!: There's lots you can do to help pass the Bottle Bill Update! Contact Phil Sego for more information. (See Contacts page)

 

 
 

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