In our 2020 Source to Sea Cleanup, a total of 10,654 beverage containers were reported by cleanup groups throughout the four Connecticut River states. Nearly a quarter of those containers were miniature spirits bottles called nips! Updating state Bottle Bills will help keep this trash out of rivers.
As part of this year’s Source to Sea Cleanup, CRC is targeting MA and CT legislators to take action by updating their Bottle Bills. The campaign is focused on MA and CT because Cleanup data show more nips found there than in NH and VT.
If you find nips, we encourage you to snap a photo and share it to social media to help show the scope of the problem. Be sure to tag CRC and use #RiverWitness.
All registered groups in MA and CT will receive info in your welcome packet about the nips campaign. If you didn’t receive this information in your Source to Sea welcome packet and are interested in taking action, or if you need more postcards, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.