As someone who periodically picks up scores of nip bottles while cleaning up litter on a one-mile section of Thomas Landers Road, I applaud state Representative Randy Hunt’s willingness to file legislation requiring a deposit on nip bottles.
To be effective, such a deposit probably needs to be $1 or $2. The high deposit would encourage the purchaser to return the bottle; a 5-cent deposit will unlikely deter nips from being thrown out of the car as litter.
Even better, if towns can ban plastic bags, why not ban plastic nip bottles?
Peter Laird Sr.