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Bottle bill garners momentum

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by Krystal Paco

Guam - Although enacted three years ago, the Guam Beverage Container Recycling Act, better known as The Bottle Bill, may finally be garnering momentum.

With amendments recently lapsing into law, Senator Tina Barnes says she's working with the Guam Economic Development Authority to host a roundtable discussion to get updates on the program.

"I'm hoping that they've got some stuff that they've worked on and working with their council and EPA and the rest of the stake holders the recycling groups around the community so that they can come together and give us their final version of how we're definitely going to implement this bottle bill recycling efforts," she said.

Barnes notes the recent amendments were made to clarify the bottle bill's funding source as the recycling revolving fund as well as changes made to definitions.

Guam EPA administrator Eric Palacios has expressed concerns as the Recycling Revolving Fund is a limited source, which is also being tapped to fund programs headed by the Mayors Council of Guam.

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