On Nov. 4, Vote NO on Question 2
Yesterday’s solutions will not meet today’s challenges.
Question 2 would force us to pay more deposits, increasing the recycling
rate by less than 1% at a cost of nearly $60 million! Instead of spending
tens of millions of dollars to overhaul an inefficient, 1980s-era bottle
deposit law, we should invest in modern recycling initiatives.
Take a stand for convenient, modern recycling programs.
This Election Day, Massachusetts voters have a choice to make: We can
turn back to an inefficient, 30-year-old deposit system, or we can move forward with the next generation of recycling.
About the 1983 Bottle Bill
More than thirty years ago, Massachusetts introduced 5¢ forced deposits
on soda and beer cans and bottles. Now, Question 2 would place
deposits on products like tea, juice, sports drinks, and water. While the
bottle deposit law may have been needed in 1983, today more than 90%
of Commonwealth residents have access to curbside and other
community recycling programs. In 2014, these are the recycling methods most of us prefer.
Learn more about Question 2 and find out why Massachusetts voters are saying NO to overhauling old ideas.