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Additional steps to protect the environment in NH

Additional steps to protect the environment in NH

Published at 7:01 PM on February 7, 2022

Modified: 1/27/2022 7:00 AM

In his recent My Turn (MonitorDan Weeks outlines three policies New Hampshire legislators should consider to protect New Hampshire’s environment. 1) Give up plastic. 2) A new feat in heat. 3) Harness the sun. I would like to see more on taking a pass on plastic. Two, make the state adopt legislation regarding bottle deposits. Two, follow Maine’s “Extended Producer Responsibilty” law that shifts the cost for recycling from the cities, towns, and taxpayers to corporations that use sustainable packaging materials.

Four of six New England States have bottle deposit laws: Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont. Three of these states are bordered by New Hampshire to the west, east, and south. Residents should also be more aware of the environmental impact of their purchases. Buy eggs in cardboard containers. You can buy salad greens in the produce section. Use cardboard or glass containers to store milk. Let’s learn from Maine and help protect the environment.

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Ann Currier

Northfield

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