INDUSTRY, STATES BATTLE OVER BOTTLE BILLS

BOSTON -- If Massachusetts passes a bill to expand the kinds of beverages subject to its bottle deposit law, John DeJesus worries supermarkets like his will become "the town dump.""It takes man hours, it takes labor," said DeJesus, president of 11-store Food Master Supermarkets in greater Boston, of the effort required to handle returns. "Plus, the filth. If you ever looked in the cans and bottles

BOSTON -- If Massachusetts passes a bill to expand the kinds of beverages subject to its bottle deposit law, John DeJesus worries supermarkets like his will become "the town dump."

"It takes man hours, it takes labor," said DeJesus, president of 11-store Food Master Supermarkets in greater Boston, of the effort required to handle returns. "Plus, the filth. If you ever looked in the cans and bottles that are coming back, it's a health hazard."

DeJesus, also a board member of th

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