Coronavirus put can and bottle redemptions on hold. Garages and basements are filling up | Conservation Law Foundation

Coronavirus put can and bottle redemptions on hold. Garages and basements are filling up

Andy Rosen, The Boston Globe

On Thursday, environmental organizations including the Conservation Law Foundation antd the advocacy organization MassPIRG sent a letter to state officials noting that neighboring New York and Connecticut are moving toward fully restoring their programs.

“The scientific community has made it clear that the risk of transmitting the virus by touching a bag or bottle is almost nonexistent,” the foundation said in a statement. The groups also want the state to end its temporary ban on reusable grocery bags.

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