Massachusetts voters have turned down a proposal calling for the first expansion of the state’s bottle-deposit law since it took effect more than three decades ago.
Ballot Question 2 raises the question of whether expanding the state’s beverage container law would result in less litter and more people recycling.
Supermarket chains are launching a television ad to try to persuade voters to reject a ballot question to expand Massachusetts’ bottle deposit law.
Should We Expand The Bottle Bill?
Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin has announced the order of questions on the November ballot.
A measure expanding the state’s bottle law to include water and juice containers has been languishing on Beacon Hill for years.
Supporters of an effort to expand the state’s bottle deposit law to include plastic water bottles and other beverages pressed lawmakers on Tuesday to bring the bill up for a vote before the end of the legislative session.
The Massachusetts Senate has put aside an effort to expand the bottle deposit law to include plastic water bottles and other types of non-carbonated beverage containers.
Bottled water could be banned statewide as soon as next year.