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Students fighting for a greener Colorado

Dear Editor:

As six students, attending Basalt High School we have taken an active interest in making our state become more green. After months of research, we have discovered that beverage containers are one of the biggest contributors to Colorado’s solid waste production.

We plan to propose an act called COBRA (Colorado Bottle Recycling Act). COBRA would require citizens to place a 10-cent deposit when purchasing a plastic, aluminum or glass beverage container of any size. This deposit is redeemable when the container is returned to a store where that brand of beverage is sold. Any deposits not collected will go toward funding other recycling programs in the state. We are asking for the community’s support for this act. Please contact us at or check out our Facebook page (CO.B.R.A.).

Jade Johnson


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