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[GreenYes] TAKE ACTION: Support Jeffords' National Beverage Producer Responsibility Act
PLEASE TAKE ACTION TODAY

The National Beverage Producer Responsibility Act
of 2002 (S. 2220) was introduced by U.S. Senator
Jim Jeffords (I-VT) on Earth Day 2002.  This is a new
kind of national bottle bill that puts responsibility for
achieving high recovery rates on beverage brand owners.

     Government sets the performance standard
     (80 percent recovery, the level achieved in most
     deposit states) and ensures compliance.

     Industry designs an efficient deposit-return
     program to reach the standard.

     Won't use taxpayer dollars -- will actually save
     taxpayers money.

     Creates jobs.

     Will reduce energy-related pollution that causes
     acid rain and global climate change.

     Reduces litter and the burden on landfills.

CALL YOUR U.S. SENATORS TODAY at
1-202-224-3121 (or write) and ask them to:

     Co-sponsor S. 2220.

     Attend Sen. Jeffords' Environment and Public Works
          hearing on July 11th.

WRITE SENATOR JEFFORDS TODAY at:
The Honorable James Jeffords, United States Senate,
Washington DC 20510.  (Letters / testimony from
elected officials, business people and recyclers are
needed for the hearing record.)  Letters of support
should be on letterhead and mailed or faxed to
1-202-224-1273, ATTN: Cameron Taylor.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  for bill text, talking
points, and a sample letter are posted at
http://www.grrn.org/beverage/jeffords/

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Bill Sheehan
Executive Director
GrassRoots Recycling Network
P.O. Box 6707, Athens, GA 30604-6707
Tel: 706-613-7121   Fax: 706-613-7123
Email: zerowaste@grrn.org
Web:  www.grrn.org
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