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East Boston Supports House Bill H3528 - An Act Promoting the Proper Disposal of Miniatures (Nip Bottles)

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East Boston environmentalists and community members who want to see a litter-free East Boston are supporting HB 3528, An Act Promoting the Proper Disposal of Miniatures (otherwise known colloquially as Nip Bottles), a bill proposed by State Representative Randy Hunt of Sandwich. This bill would add a 5 cent deposit on the sale of miniatures (such as nip bottles).

On June 13, HB 3528 was heard before the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy in the Massachusetts State House, Room A-2.

The littering of nips is a highly-visible problem because they are sold for as little as 75 cents per bottle, making them a product that has increased in popularity in recent years.

Unfortunately they are frequently seen littered in the streets and tree pits of East Boston, debris which washes into the storm drains and into the harbor. Providing incentives for people to pick nips up or not dispose of them in the streets and get a 5 Cent deposit will help reduce this nip bottle litter. This could be a good solution for East Boston!

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