By Hugh McQuaid
HARTFORD, Conn. – State lawmakers receive Valentine’s Day-themed petitions Friday from environmental advocates looking to drum up support for a proposal to expand the 5-cent bottle deposit law to more types of containers.
ConnPIRG Associate Sean Doyle said his group has collected more than 4,000 signatures from residents all over Connecticut with some coming from each of all the state’s districts. ConnPIRG is hoping to build on a bill raised by the legislature’s Environment Committee to expand the types of containers upon which consumers would pay a deposit similar to bottles.
“I think that’s a pretty big statement from across the state,” Doyle said.