Let the Facts Speak: Vote Yes on 2 to Update the Bottle Law
OARS’ volunteers pick up a lot of non-deposit bottles in our annual River Cleanup. We would see many more if it weren’t for people who are constantly picking them up as they paddle down the rivers and walk along trails in conservation land and parks.
It is a lot worse along roads, where bags and bags of water and juice bottles consumed on-the-go get tossed, requiring municipal and state employees (or more volunteers) to collect them. Have you been to a school soccer or football game recently? By the end of the match, the fields and stands are strewn with water and sports drink bottles, with very few in the recycling bin (if there is one).