Don’t Trash Wareham is currently spearheading a petition drive in support of House Bill 3528 which will add a 5 cent deposit on each nip bottle sold. We believe that nip users will redeem their own bottles and that folks will collect them to redeem for cash as is now done with cans and bottles. 70% of all containers that have a deposit on them are currently redeemed.
Maine is going through the process now. Its House passed the bill with a 111-34 vote and is heading to its Senate. That’s a pretty comfortable margin, so we hope the bill will do as well in MA.
Right now, 31 Representatives and Senators from around our state are co-sponsors of HB3528, so we know we have a lot of support, but signing a petition and/or calling and emailing your local legislators will help.
In Wareham you can sign a petition at the Wareham Free Library at 59 Marion Road or the Spinney Branch Library at 296 Onset Avenue, Onset. Or stop by the Onset Bay Association office to sign. You could also request copies of the petition from email@example.com. Bring a copy to work, to your family, neighborhood, friends etc. to sign. You do not need to live in Wareham to sign our petition as it is a statewide bill.
The photo above was taken by a volunteer in Plymouth after spending 45 minutes during Earth Day cleaning up. The photo below was taken by a group of volunteers in Wareham in a small area during our Earth Day Weekend cleanup.