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.

Sunfish Lane

East Falmouth

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chefmark

i would go with the deposit, kids or anyone could collect them for the deposit, win, win, if you just ban them they will just go to the next bigger size, when i was a kid i used to collect cans and such for the deposit.

Gadfly

I think the $1 or $2 deposit makes sense, but I'd rather see them banned. If you doubt how many of these are out there, just take a walk around any well-traveled road in Falmouth. You will soon be educated.

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