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[GreenYes] Bottle Bill expansion hot issue in IA, CT and NY


Bottle Bills expansion is a hot issue in Iowa, Connecticut and New York

Activists, students, redemption center owners, elected officials, lawmakers (and landfill owners) in Iowa, Connecticut and New York push for expansion of state bottle bills to include bottled water and other non-carbonated beverages.  Here are some newspaper articles, editorials and blogs from the last few days that are available on line.  These articles present a golden opportunity for letters to the editor and letters to the editor not only show support for deposits, they help to keep the issue alive.

In Iowa:

Judge leans on lawmakers to expand bottle bill
Mason City Globe Gazette - Mason City,IA,USA
By WHITNEY WOODWARD, Globe Gazette Des Moines Bureau Please submit your comment only once. Your comment will be posted immediately after submission. ...
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Landfill operators join call for "bottle bill" expansion
Radio Iowa - Des Moines,IA,USA
By O.Kay Henderson Landfill operators have joined the chorus clamoring for an expansion of Iowa's bottle deposit law in hopes of keeping more recyclable .
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Lt. Gov. steps up pressure on bottle deposit law
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier - Waterloo,IA,USA
Patty Judge stepped up pressure on lawmakers Tuesday to expand the state's bottle deposit law. While legislative leaders say they're crafting a bill that ...
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In Connecticut:

Lawmakers expand bottle bill
Danbury News Times - Danbury,CT,USA
By Ken Dixon STAFF WRITER HARTFORD -- The Democratic-dominated Environment Committee was ready Friday to water down last year's version of the bottle ...
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In New York:

Bottle Politics                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Kingston Freeman editorial, 3/17/08                                                                                                                                                  http://www.zwire.com/site/index.cfm?newsid=19390180&BRD=1769&PAG=461&dept_id=74969&rfi=8

The Bigger Bottle Bill is being discussed in the NY State ...
By Mike Madsen(Mike Madsen)
The original Bottle Bill of 1982, requires a five-cent refundable deposit on carbonated drinks sold in New York, which means consumers can return their empty bottles and cans to their local grocery store and receive five cents for each ...
kingston progressive - http://kingstonprogressive.blogspot.com/

SGA Election Ballot Referenda
By A. Mattson
NYPIRG student activists have also organized campus projects against homelessness and hunger, child labor and sweatshops, and a organized a drive for the Better Bottle Bill, the Straphanger's Campaign for mass transit, as well as other ...
Catalyst Radio News - http://wcownews.typepad.com/webradio_news/




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