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Southbridge landfill foes say delay in environmental master plan is costly

SOUTHBRIDGE —  State environmentalists, who have aligned with local opponents of the landfill here, took aim Thursday at the state's master plan for reducing solid waste. They say it's two years delayed. 

State Senate OK’s price scanner bill

With just two senators present, the state Senate approved a bill Monday morning that food stores in Massachusetts have been pushing unsuccessfully for a decade.

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After bottle bill defeat, food groups back recycling effort

BOSTON — The food and beverage groups that lobbied to block an expanded bottle deposit law announced a new pro-recycling initiative on Wednesday, saying they would put $533,000 behind a two-year pilot program.

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The widely popular move to update the Massachusetts Bottle Bill (H890 in the House, S1650 in the Senate) has been dealt another blow by the powerful committee in whose hands the measure’s fate resides. The bill, which would update the decades-old recycling program to require deposits on non-carbonated beverages such as juices, coffee beverages and bottled water, has once again been sent out for “further study” by the Joint Committee on Telecom, Utilities and Energy.


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