We read recently an editorial in the Worcester Telegram and Gazette that urges a “No” vote on the November ballot question in Massachusetts that proposes to expand the existing bottle deposit law to non-carbonated beverage containers. Here’s a quick excerpt from the editorial:
“The fact is that recycling rates have increased in Massachusetts even as the 5-cent deposit has held steady. That's because of better consumer education and more curbside recycling programs. Communities should continue to make recycling easier and more accessible, while individuals, families, schools and environmental groups should continue to point out the environmental benefits of conservation and recycling programs. But it is up to voters to recognize that an expanded bottle bill won't grow recycling rates nearly as much as it will grow government with another subtle but unmistakable tax increase.”
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