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Opinion: Conn. should expand bottle bill

To reduce plastic waste, Connecticut should expand its bottle bill to include beverage containers for sports drinks, juices, teas and mineral waters, writes Nancy Alderman, president of Environment and Human Health. A good example of how to do this is legislation passed four years ago in Maine that updated its bottle deposit program and included a five-cent redemption fee for both carbonated and noncarbonated beverages.

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