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Group seeks bottle bill alternative, as others rally for expansion

About half a year after a dramatic debate over whether to expand the state’s bottle deposit law, a group backed by the food and beverage industry is seeking to scrap the whole deposit law in favor of a new recycling program.

State Senator Michael Moore, Democrat of Millbury, has filed legislation that would phase out the 5-cent deposit on cans and bottles, replacing it with a 1-cent fee paid by distributors and bottlers, which would be used to fund recycling efforts.

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