A Look at Ballot Question Two: Water Bottle Law

By Megan Turchi

BU News Service

You may start seeing a price increase for your favorite beverages. If the Massachusetts voters vote yes on the bottle bill question in the November election, water bottles, sports drinks, juices or tea would each cost 5 cents more than they do now. The new law would update a 1983 law that that stuck a 5 cent deposit fee on beer an soda — that could be reimbursed after bringing the cans to a recycling center. Environmental groups and the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group want your vote to be yes. BUNS editor Megan Turchi spoke with Dierdre Cummings who is the Legislative Director of Mass PIRG who is working with the “Yes on Two” campaign.