The job is almost done. A little more than two weeks ago the Massachusetts Senate voted overwhelmingly to include non-carbonated plastic beverage containers in our state's Bottle Bill.
Senate Bill 1588 was brought forward by Cynthia S. Creem of Newton who was joined by 35 legislators and/or citizens supporting its passage. It's my understanding that an amended version passed the Senate on May 22, 2013.
Now, if the Massachusetts House of Representatives does the same, the updated bottle bill could be signed into law by Governor Patrick and the letters "MA" would proudly join those representing other environmentally progressive states.
Gazillions of plastic bottles once containing water, energy drinks, or iced-teas would finally have a bounty placed upon their heads.
To help insure this happens, folks might want to encourage their state representative to support this long overdue measure.
I'm willing to bet we'll see a lot less of this...
...in our state's waterways.