Help Pass the Bottle Bill! July 20th Massachusetts State House

Posted July 14, 2011 in Social Action

The Bottle Bill is the State’s most successful recycling and litter
prevention program. Since the Bottle Bill’s inception in 1983, over 35
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 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
decrease litter and increase recycling. It would nearly double the
number of containers that would be recycled. Nearly 200 cities and
towns – in every corner of the state – have passed resolutions in
support of the Bottle Bill update.

Come to the State House to Show Your Support: Gather at the Beacon Street side:
Wed. July 20, 2011, 9am.

Come to the Hearing: Wed. July 20, 2011, 10am, State House, Gardiner Auditorium.

Contact your State Representative and State Senator: Ask them to
Support the Updated Bottle Bill H890/S1650, sponsored by Rep.
Wolf/Sen. Creem. Click here to contact them
https://www.malegislature.gov/People/Search

Volunteer! There’s lots you can do to help pass the Bottle Bill
Update! Contact phil@sierraclubmass.org for more information.