Thursday, January 03, 2013

Hooray! Planet-healing bureaucrats in Concord, Mass. have now made it illegal to sell single-serving bottles of water!

For your own good, someone else needs to decide whether you should buy a bottle of water!

Presumably selling similar bottles is just fine if some combination of artificial flavoring, sugar, and/or carbon dioxide is added.   Cigarettes and hard liquor are also probably still available.

Ban plastic water bottle sales? One U.S. town just did - The Globe and Mail
Concord, Mass., has banned the sale of single-serving plastic water bottles, the Boston Herald reports. The bylaw, posted on the Town of Concord’s website, states: “It shall be unlawful to sell non-sparkling, unflavored drinking water in single-serving polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles of 1 litre (34 ounces) or less in the Town of Concord on or after Jan. 1, 2013.”

Violators face up to a $50 (U.S.) fine, with Concord’s Health Division responsible for enforcing the ban.
“It’s kind of dumb,” Concord resident Camille Galejs told local news organization WHDH. But how smart is it to pay through the nose for a commodity that’s practically free?
Twitter / CHedegaardEU [EU commissioner for Climate Action displays lots of cool, refreshing, illegal-to-sell-in-Concord bottled water on her Twitter page]


Simon said...

So no doubt companies (as pictured) will buy bigger bottles for meetings, with the corresponding increased waste! Smart? Dumb!

Beale said...

How sad is it that of all the towns in the United States, this should have happened in Concord?