The 2011-12 session included some important good news in the environmental area, but there were also some disappointments.
I just learned that a House committee stripped the expanded Bottle Bill from the Jobs Bill. This is after the Senate approved it and at least according to MASSPIRG ” 77% of the public, 208 cities and towns, Governor Patrick, and a majority of legislators” support an expanded Bottle Bill. I just called Robert […]
Today, the bottle bill was debated by the Senate as part of the Senate budget deliberations.
Will, When the current Massachusetts nickle Bottle Bill was enacted into law in 1982 the smallest bottled water container was probably one gallon. Today our playgrounds, parks, and roadways are littered with pint-size water bottles and 1982’s nickle is probably worth a penny or two. An update of the Bottle Bill is long overdue. […]
The price of bottle deposits hasn’t changed in decades. I would hope that we would increase each deposit to at least 10 cents, to more accurately reflect price increases, and furthermore that there be some sort of provision for a periodic update (say every 5 years, or every 3, or something like that) that reflects […]