Thursday, June 30, 2011

Bottle Bill Hearing Date Set for July 20

Help Pass the Bottle Bill Update!

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'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 decrease litter and increase recycling. 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 State House, Beacon Street side Wed. July 20, 2011, 9am, and show legislators our support!

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

Volunteer! There's lots you can do to help pass the Bottle Bill Update! Contact for more information.