Environmentalists Call For Resumption Of Bottle Returns, Reusable Shopping Bags | Conservation Law Foundation

Environmentalists Call For Resumption Of Bottle Returns, Reusable Shopping Bags

Craig LeMoult, WGBH

On Thursday, two months later, the environmental groups sent a letter to the heads of the state’s Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Public Health, saying it’s time to reinstate the rules.

“Now, we should be able to, number one, get back to business as usual and redeem those bottles and cans that people have stacked in their basements and in their garages,” said Kirstie Pecci of the Conservation Law Foundation’s Zero Waste Program. “And then, number two, we know that it’s time to stop using single-use plastic. It’s not protecting us from the virus.”

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