Local News
8:32 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Bottle Deposit Petition in Annapolis

Credit creative commons

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland PIRG is delivering petitions urging Gov. Martin O'Malley to support a measure to create a 5-cent redeemable bottle deposit.

Supporters say they will be delivering 7,000 signatures to the Maryland State House on Monday.

Joanna Guy, a program associate with Maryland PIRG, says the initiative could triple the state's recycling rates and reduce litter.