Starting in 2018, Salem's recycling contamination rate has dropped each year--from 28% to 14.8% to 8.9% and, finally in 2021, to 8.3%.
October 7, 7 pm First Church in Salem, 316 Essex St. Make an informed choice on the ballot questions this November. Come to the SAFE Environmental Ballot Forum 2014. Find out why local environmental groups support a NO vote on Question 1 (Gas Tax) and a YES vote on Question 2 (Bottle Bill). Speakers are … Continue reading SAFE Environmental Ballot Forum 2014
The primary is over and the general election looms. This year's ballot includes several referendums, including Question 2, which gives voters the chance to do what the legislature has refused to do: update the Bottle Bill. Yvonne Abraham's September 14 column in the Boston Globe cogently explains why voters should vote Yes on Question 2. Now … Continue reading Bottle Bill–Yes on Question 2
The Salem News reports that in the first six months of mandatory recycling Salem has diverted 300 tons of trash to recycling, saving the City $20,000. SALEM — The new mandatory recycling program has enjoyed a relatively smooth rollout, with the city having already diverted about 300 tons of waste for a savings of $20,000, … Continue reading Salem Recycling Program Saves $20,000
The Salem Gazette (June 21, 2012) reports: Supporters of an expansion to the Bottle Bill, Massachusett’s 30-year-old recycling deposit law, pledged to keep the pressure on Beacon Hill after the bill was killed for the 13th year in a row. “We’re working with members of the Sierra Club and MassPIRG, who are leaders in these … Continue reading Bottle Bill “Not Dead Yet”