Monday, January 30, 2012

Terrestrial Patrol on the Banks of the Assabet

Mrs. Trashpaddler and I combined for another 51 points while walking along Knox Trail where it hugs the Assabet River in Acton, this afternoon.  Lots of easy layups and a pair of foul shots.  Plastic bags were, once again, hanging around in the brambles just waiting to be put to use.  All we needed to provide were gloves and some stooping.
There were 16 recyclable containers (4 redeemable) and 35 pieces of miscellaneous rubbish consisting of plastic bags and food packaging.
YTD = 449

Don't know if I was dreaming but, the other day, I could have sworn I heard Governor Patrick say that plans to update the state's bottle bill are still very much alive.  I believe he said that every poll conducted showed popular support among voters as well as city and town administrators for updating the bottle bill to include non-carbonated beverages.  Here's hoping common sense finally prevails.  
 

2 comments:

Will said...

http://www.bottlebill.org/legislation/campaigns/massachusettsc.htm

Suasco Al said...

Will, Thanks for the link. Because not all of the link appears, folks may want to just go to www.bottlebill.org and then click on "Current & Proposed laws" followed by clicking on "Bottle Bill Campaigns". It's interesting to see how European countries are starting to use re-fillable containers.