Dieter Oelschlaeger, there's no need for “green bottles” [“Green bottles not quick fix for plant,” July 4, Page 6]. All that is needed is for 40 more states to enact bottle bills [“All states need to get behind bottle bills,” May 16, Page 6].
Regarding all the talk about topsoil, Christopher Columbus discovered the New World in 1492 (that's 513 years ago). My friends in Europe have been farming the same land since before Jesus Christ was born! I'm sure that if it becomes enough of a problem and the topsoil in the USA stops producing crops, the farmers will figure out the secret methods that the Europeans have been using for three millenniums.
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