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Maryland Group Pushes For Five-Cent Bottle Deposit Law

The Maryland Public Interest Research Group (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.

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