- Associated Press - Monday, January 27, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland PIRG is urging the state to support a measure to create a 5-cent redeemable bottle deposit.

Supporters brought about 7,000 signatures to the Maryland State House on Monday. Joanna Guy, a program associate with Maryland PIRG, says the initiative could triple the state’s recycling rates and reduce litter.

But opponents say it’s an outdated measure that ends up being a tax on consumers.

The Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Beverage Association says the state would be better served focusing on expanding comprehensive and popular curbside recycling that is already in place. The association says it also has the hidden cost of building and operating redundant recycling systems.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide