There’s an effort afoot across the state to get an expanded bottle bill on the ballot next year that would add water, juice and other containers as returnables. Supporters say only 20% of bottles not covered by the current deposit system wind up getting recycled. Opponents say an updated bottle bill would cost consumers and business, and not greatly boost recycling rates.
The Sustainable Wellesley organization is in favor of the updated bottle bill and is joining forces with the League of Women Voters of Wellesley to recruit supporters to help get signatures from other supporters. Expect to see these backers at the Wellesley Farmers’ Market, Roche Bros., and the Wellesley RDF looking for signatures. If interested in joining the cause, visit here.