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Massachusetts Senate approves bottle bill

Every legislative session for nearly two decades, state lawmakers have proposed bills to expand the bottle law, the nickel deposit that encourages recycling of soda, beer, and malt beverage containers.

The bills have died every time, usually cast into the legislative oblivion known as being “sent to study.”

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