I fully support House Bill 3515, An Act to Improve Recycling Rates in the Commonwealth and I am hopeful that, with your advocacy, we will pass this legislation later this year. Since its enactment in 1982 the Massachusetts Bottle Bill has led to the recycling of 30 billion containers, making it the most successful recycling program in the state. Since 1982, however, the beverage market has changed and some of its most popular products are not included in the 1982 Bottle Bill. This means that more of them end up in our streets and our landfills. That is why I support the expansion of the Bottle Bill.