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Salem News: Say No To Expanding The Bottle Bill

October 29, 2014

In a recent editorial from The Salem News, the editorial board encouraged voters to oppose the expansion of the bottle deposit law in Massachusetts this November.  Here’s an excerpt from the editorial:

“Question 2: Expanding the beverage container deposit law — No.

Better known as the 'bottle bill,' this law requires a 5 cent deposit on certain carbonated beverage containers, which consumers redeem when they return the containers to designated locations. This proposed law would expand the deposit requirement to containers for all nonalcoholic, noncarbonated drinks, excepting dairy products, infant formula and FDA-approved medicines.

A 'no' vote keeps the current law the same.

Many consumers simply don’t bother returning their bottles. They forgo their nickels and toss their bottles…


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News Releasesview all News Releases

October 29, 2014

American Beverage Association Announces Election Of New Officers To Board Of Directors

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Beverage Association (ABA) today announced the election of Rodger L. Collins, president of packaged beverages for Dr Pepper Snapple Group, as Chair of its Board of Directors, as well as other officers to the Board.

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October 1, 2014

American Beverage Association Announces Election Of Members To Its Board Of Directors

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Beverage Association (ABA) today announced the election of five members to its Board of Directors.

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September 23, 2014

Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s Beverage Companies Announce Landmark CGI Commitment to Reduce Beverage Calories Consumed Across the Nation

American Beverage Association, The Coca-Cola Company, Dr Pepper Snapple Group and PepsiCo Work Together to Reduce Beverage Calories Consumed Per Person Nationally by 20% by 2025

(NEW YORK) September 23, 2014— The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and Clinton Foundation, has worked with representatives from American Beverage Association, The Coca-Cola Company, Dr Pepper Snapple Group and PepsiCo to announce a new landmark agreement to decrease beverage calories in the American diet.

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August 19, 2014

ABA President And CEO Susan Neely Named Chair Of ASAE Board Of Directors

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Susan K. Neely, president and chief executive officer of the American Beverage Association (ABA), today was named Chair of the ASAE Board of Directors during its annual meeting in Nashville.  Neely will begin her one-year term on September 1.

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Waterbury Mayor Neil O'Leary Wins 2014 Childhood Obesity Prevention Award!

ABA is proud to support the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) 2014 Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards announced on January 23, 2014 in Washington, D.C. The awards went to cities with outstanding programs that encourage healthy weight through balanced diet choices and regular physical activity.

In the medium city category, Waterbury, Conn., Mayor Neil O'Leary took home first place for his "Kids Marathon Program," which keeps kids active by introducing them to the sport of running. The initiative is operated through a collaboration of the YMCA, City of Waterbury, Department of Education, Boys and Girls Club and the Police Activity League.

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