Updating the Bottle Bill Updates

News Release | MASSPIRG

Statement: Bigger, Better Bottle Bill Gains Majority Support in Senate

In a sign of the growing momentum for updating the state’s container deposit law, the campaign has announced that well over a majority of state senators have endorsed S.2149, sponsored by Senator Cindy Creem (Newton); a bill which would add water bottles and many other containers to the state’s bottle bill.

News Release | MASSPIRG

MASSPIRG Statement: Bigger, Better Bottle Bill Passes Committee

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy (TUE) gave a favorable report to the Bigger Better Bottle Bill (H.3289/S.2149) on Thursday, sending it to the Senate Ways and Means Committee for further consideration. MASSPIRG releases statement.

MASSPIRG calls for updating bottle deposit law

By | Janet Domenitz
Executive Director

MASSPIRG strongly supports H 3289/ S 2149, An Act to Expand the Bottle Bill.

MASSPIRG's 2017-18 state legislative priorities

By | Deirdre Cummings
Legislative Director

Each legislative session, we choose several bills that represent public interest reforms and we work with the chief sponsors and cosponsors to promote them. Click here to find selected state priorities from our legislative agenda for the 2017-18 session.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Solid Waste

Question 2 Coalition Calls upon Industry to Promote Recycling in Massachusetts

The coalition behind Question 2, to update the bottle bill, called upon the bottling industry and supermarket chains that poured $9 million to defeat question 2 to live up to their ads and produce specific plans showing how they will work to increase the rate of recycling of non-carbonated beverage containers to 80% statewide. 

Janet Domenitz represented the Yes on 2 campaign at a MassVote Forum on 10/29 in Roxbury.

Janert Domenitz to speak at Ballot Questions Forum hosted by the The Boston 500 tonight, 10/29, from 6:30-8pm at the Twelfth Baptist Church on 160 Warren Street in Roxbury

Media Hit | Solid Waste

Yes on Question 2: Expand the bottle bill

For the whole of Massachusetts, and its future as a region that seeks to limit its environmental footprint, the benefits of expanding the bottle bill are clear.

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