Mass. Town: No More Small Water Bottles

Concord officially bans sales

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 3, 2013 4:48 AM CST

(Newser) – If you're a regular buyer of small water bottles, Concord, Mass., isn't the place for you. At least not since Jan. 1, when the town officially banned sales of water bottles a liter or less in size, the Huffington Post reports. Breaking the law results first in a warning, then in a $25 fine, and finally a $50 fine for any future attempts, except in emergencies, the BBC notes.

Other drinks can still be sold in small bottles. Some locals ridicule the idea, saying they can just buy their bottles in the next town over. But locals who pushed for the idea for three years say the ban will reduce waste and help cut fossil fuel use in bottle production, the AP reports.

Small water bottles can't be sold in Concord.   (Shutterstock)
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