Mass. Town: No More Small Water Bottles
Concord officially bans sales
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jan 3, 2013 4:48 AM CST
Small water bottles can't be sold in Concord.   (Shutterstock)

(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.

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ertdfg
Jan 11, 2013 3:41 PM CST
"locals who pushed for the idea for three years say the ban will reduce waste and help cut fossil fuel use in bottle production" So they'll quit using gasoline too? Or we still need the oil and the refining to make gasoline; but the byproducts used to make plastic can be wasted and not used and that will be better environmentally? Yeah, that makes sense; if we all quit eating chicken gizzards (one of the least popular parts of a chicken) and only eat breast meat we can save more chickens... by putting more of the meat to waste. Any other brilliant plans?
old_guy
Jan 3, 2013 11:42 AM CST
Now we will hear the howl when an emergency source of drinking water is needed.
kati
Jan 3, 2013 10:23 AM CST
Thanks Concord, this is great!