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07/20/2021   6:00 PM

NEW BILL TO END PLASTIC WASTE

by Clark Adomaitis, Intern from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

Environmental activist groups rallied in front of Senator Chuck Schumer’s office. They want support for a national bottle bill that would change bottle returns at grocery stores to 10 cents nationwide.

The United States is one of the world’s largest exporters of plastic. 91% of plastic is never recycled! It's either burned, buried or dumped in the ocean. That’s why activists and politicians are attacking the problem with a new bill that targets plastic bottle recycling -- it’s called the National Bottle Bill.

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