Berkshire Activists Lobby for Yes on Question 2

November 1st, 2014 - PITTSFIELD, Mass. — As next week's statewide election approaches, local environmentalists and others have mounted substantial efforts to lobby in favor of Ballot Question 2, which would expand on Massachusetts' existing bottle bill.   Read More

Reduce, reuse before recycling

October 23rd,2014 - The green version of the “three R’s” formula is actually a hierarchy of environmental priority, so widely accepted by experts that it has been codified into legislation.   Read More

National group returns $$$ raised to support Question 2

October 30th, 2014 - STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, OCT. 29, 2014…..A national recycling group based in California says it has returned money raised to help “fight against misinformation” from the beverage industry, which has poured more than $8 million into defeating a Massachusetts ballot question that would expand the state’s bottle deposit law.   Read More

Massachusetts Voters Reject Bottle Bill

November 5th, 2014 - Question 2 which would have required a 5-cent deposit for nearly all non-alcoholic, non-carbonated drinks, according to the state’s website. Nearly two-thirds of the voters rejected the issue, the Boston Globe reported.  Read More

Should Decatur Start Separating Out Glass From Recycling?

September 29th, 2014 - Decatur takes great pride in its trash and recycling programs.  In the city’s recent Citizen Survey, residents gave both Garbage Collecting and Recycling a 91% positive rating.   Read More