Vermont Senate has backed away from a ban on plastic bags and has decided not
to expand the state’s bottle bill. The votes
came after the Senate engaged in a lengthy debate that touched on the power of
beverage industry lobbyists and the benefits of universal recycling.
question about whether Vermont
should expand its bottle deposit law is coming up for discussion at the
tri-partisan coalition of senators says the answer is "yes". But Governor Peter Shumlin disagrees.