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[greenyes] New Report Available on the Massachusetts Bottle Bill
Northeastern University's Community-Based Research Inititative has just
published a report, "Renewing the Massachusetts Bottle Bill: Constant Goals,
Changing Times."   The study was undertaken as an independent policy
analysis in cooperation with Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group

The 30-page report documents the history of the Massachusetts bottle bill,
and summarizes current legislative proposals which would update or repeal
the deposit law.  The report draws on a variety of sources, including pro-
and anti-deposit forces from government; the food, beverage, and recycling
industries; and the non-profit sector.

The report makes 12 recommendations to update the deposit law, including
expanding the law to include non-carbonated containers, placing a 15¢
deposit on wine and liquor bottles, raising the handling fee to 2.75 cents,
implementing anti-fraud measures, and conducting more research on all
aspects of the bottle bill.

The report is available as a free PDF download at:


Jennifer Gitlitz
Research Director, Container Recycling Institute

Home Office:
2 Pomeroy Ave.
Dalton, MA 01226
Tel. (413) 684-4746
eFax: (928) 833-0460
Email: jgitlitz@no.address

Container Recycling Institute headquarters:
1911 N. Ft. Myer Dr. #702
Arlington, VA 22209-1603
Tel. (703) 276-9800
Fax: (703) 276-9587

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