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Thu May 15, 2014
Environmental Effects Of Bottle Deposit Laws
Environmentalists have been trying for years to expand the state’s bottle deposit law to cover a broader range of drinks. Now, the effort has entered a new phase, with advocates hoping to put the question directly to voters on the November ballot. WGBH News Science Editor Heather Goldstone discussed what effect deposit laws have on environment.
And Goldstone discussed new biodegradable plastics that could one day replace traditional containers.