Concord, Mass. Becomes the First US City to Ban Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles

January 2, 2013 by  
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Cities across the country have already worked towards banning plastic bags , and now Concord, Massachusetts has become one of the very first communities to ditch the single-use plastic bottle. The result of a three-year effort by local activists and an effective Ban the Bottle campaign, the new bylaw would make it illegal to sell non-sparkling, unflavored liquids in single-serving polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles of 1 liter or less. With exceptions for emergencies, a first offense will garner a warning, the second infraction incurs a $25 fine, and the third transgression earns a $50 fine. Concord’s Health Division is in charge of enforcing the ban starting the first of this year. Read the rest of Concord, Mass. Becomes the First US City to Ban Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: antimony , aquifer , Ban the Bottle , concord , concord health division , epa , Massachusetts , PET , plastic , plastic water bottle , polyethylene terephthalate , US

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