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Push on to expand state's bottle bill

Fitchburg State University students and faculty are hoping to clean up the city and the state and encourage recycling by advocating for the proposed expansion of the state bottle bill to include non-carbonated beverages.

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Students speak up for Bottle Bill

MCLA students may have been slightly bewildered on their way to lunch Monday, Feb. 24  when they were greeted in the Marketplace by a large, anthropomorphic plastic water bottle.

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MASSPIRG remains busy on campus

Many students have heard about the organization known as MASSPIRG. With so many other clubs on campus, though, trying to keep track of which one is doing what can become confusing. 

Our top priority this semester is to collect 2,000 citizen signatures to help qualify the Bigger Better Bottle Bill for the 2014 ballot.

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Our top priority this semester is to collect 2,000 citizen signatures to help qualify the Bigger Better Bottle Bill for the 2014 ballot.

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Our top priority this semester is to collect 2,000 citizen signatures to help qualify the Bigger Better Bottle Bill for the 2014 ballot.

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A Bigger Better Bottle Bill

Every year we throw away 1 billion beverage containers, that's enough to fill Fenway Park past the bleachers.  But we have one of the most effective recycling programs in the country, the Bottle Bill, the 5-cent deposit on beer and soda bottles.  Unfortunately it doesn't include water, juice, and sports drinks, so MASSPIRG is working to pass a Bigger Better Bottle Bill that includes these containers.  Big business and liquor lobbyists have blocked this pro-recycling bill in the legislature for the past decade.  We can't wait any longer, so we're taking this issue to the people.

Update the Bottle Bill

By | UMass Dartmouth

For the past ten years we have been pushing for an updated bottle bill in the legislature. The updated bill will include water, juice, and sports drinks and get 1 billion beverage containers out of our landfills and incinerators every year. However, the bil has been blocked by special interest groups and liquor lobbyists. We can't wait any longer--so we are taking this to the ballot and let the people decide. 

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Bigger Better Bottle Bill Campaign

Every year we throw away 1 billion beverage containers, that's enough to fill Fenway Park past the bleachers.  But we have one of the most effective recycling programs in the country, the Bottle Bill, the 5-cent deposit on beer and soda bottles.  Unfortunately it doesn't include water, juice, and sports drinks, so MASSPIRG is working to pass a Bigger Better Bottle Bill that includes these containers.  Big business and liquor lobbyists have blocked this pro-recycling bill in the legislature for the past decade.  We can't wait any longer, so we're taking this issue to the people.

Bottle Bill goes on tour!

By | UMass Dartmouth

We did it! Six weeks' of hard work and 128,000 petition signatures later, the coalition is putting the updated bottle bill on the ballot next year! 

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Westfield Students Finish Public Comment Drive for Zero Waste!

Westfield State students announced the results of their zero waste public comment drive by holding a press conference in the Dining Commons.

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