Wednesday, January 24, 2007


I know they have more time then me. I direct everyone to check out the MDBottlebillBlog!


Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Potomac River Watershed Clean Up With Alice Ferguson Foundation

Here is an article in the Montgomery County Gazette about the clean up on Sat. April 8th. FoRCE (Friends of Rock Creek's Environment) and The Alice Ferguson Foundation were leading the charge on this. This participant and supporter is hoping that the next step in the process is a Bottle Bill for Maryland, Virginia and DC.

Trash Free By 2013!

Gazette Article

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Maryland Bottle Bill Supporter from the Past

There really isn't that much information out there about the past attempts to pass a Bottle Bill in Maryland. I found this obituary for David Houghton Suddeth that mentions he was a supporter of past attempts to pass a bottle bill in Maryland. Suddeth was a NASA spacecraft engineer who lived in Bowie. He died in 1992. I look forward to pressing forward with his efforts to pass a bottle bill in Maryland.

Here is his obituary.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Come Help Clean Up The Woods On April 8

The Woods Without A Bottle Bill
Copyright Eric Durland

This is what happens when you don't have a bottle deposit. You can help to clean this up by volunteering to come out on April 8th or April 22nd to a clean up. If you live in the DC area a good organization to work with is the Alice Ferguson Foundation. Click here to find out more. They are also spearheading the effort for a Trash Free Potomac River by 2013. This effort will require a Bottle Bill in order to succeed. A bottle bill is a good first step in reducing the amount of litter in our creeks toward the goal of zero trash in 2013.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Potomac River Clean Up Volunteers Needed April 8th

In conjunction with the Alice Ferguson Foundation and Friends of Rock Creek's Environment (FoRCE) there will be over 15 cleanup sites in the Rock Creek Watershed as well as lots of others through out the Potomac River Wathershed. Please go to the Alice Ferguson Foundation website for more information.

This cleanup will be very important for a bottle bill because we will be doing a survey of how much of the trash we pick up consists of beverage containers. One of the tactics used by the bottling industry to thwart bottle bills is to claim that beverage containers only make up a small fraction of the garbage that we find on the side of the road and in creeks, etc. So, clean up site surveys can help to get accurate information to the front of the debate.

Hope to see you at my site: Glenmont Park on Randolph Road in Wheaton. (Behind the Wheaton-Glenmont Pool and Wheaton High School). If not my site there are plenty of other sites available.

Alice Ferguson Foundation

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

No Deposit in Maryland Means Bottles Deposited in Pond

You can't see the beer bottles because they are all at the bottom. This pond is on Randolph Road in Wheaton, Maryland in Glenmont Local Park.

If you have any photos of beverage containers and bottles littering Maryland send me a photo and I will post it. Thanks.


Maryland Bottle Bill Blog

Here is the new Maryland Bottle Bill Blog. This blog will provide information on a bottle bill for Maryland.