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[GreenYes] RE: Urgent Action Needed in New York State
ACTION ALERT	ACTION ALERT	ACTION ALERT

Please call Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver IMMEDIATELY (518/455-3791) or
email him (speaker@assembly.state.ny.us) and ask him to call for a vote on
the Bottle Bill expansion bill (A 7337) TODAY.

If the assembly passes the House bill TODAY, there is a good chance that the
Senate will pass it tomorrow.  This bill would expand the current Bottle
Bill to include all beverage containers except milk, but it would NOT take
the unclaimed deposits.

Beverages like bottled water and sports drinks that are not covered by the
Bottle Bill are recycled at rates far lower than those that are covered by
the Bottle Bill.  Expanding the bill to include these additional beverages
would result in much higher beverage container recycling rates, less bottle
and can litter, and reduced consumption of our natural resources.

PLEASE SEND THIS EMAIL TO ANYONE YOU KNOW IN NEW YORK STATE.

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SUMMARY OF A 7337

SAME AS   Same as S 5250

SPONSOR   Matusow

COSPNSR   Colton, Grannis, Gottfried, Sanders, Levy, Gordon, Paulin

MLTSPNSR  Christensen, Colman, DelMonte, DiNapoli, Dinowitz, Englebright,
Galef
          Glick, Jacobs, Luster, McEneny, Millman, Pheffer, Sidikman

Amd S27-1003, En Con L

Includes all non-carbonated beverages, except milk, within the definition of
"beverage" for the purpose of requiring deposits on beverage containers.
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Regards,

David

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David Markert
Research Associate
Container Recycling Institute
1911 N. Fort Myer Drive, Ste. 702
Arlington, VA 22209

TEL:   703.276.9800
FAX:   703.276.9587
EMAIL: dmarkert@container-recycling.org

http://www.container-recycling.org
http://www.bottlebill.info
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