Bottles Banned: AG Approves Concord's Water Bottle Bylaw
Effective Jan. 1, 2013, you won't be able to purchase non-sparkling, unflavored drinking water in polyethylene terephthalate bottles of one liter or less.
The Attorney General's Office today issued its approval of Concord's water-bottle banning bylaw.
The bylaw, adopted uner Article 32 at annual Town Meeting earlier this year, will prohibit the sale of non-sparkling, unflavored drinking water in a polyethylene terephthalate bottle of one liter or less.
According to a letter to the town announcing the approval, the analysis and approval was influenced by the Supereme Court's decision that a Minnesota law banning retail sale of milk in non-returnable, non-refillable plastic containers did not violate the federal equal protection or due process clauses or unlawfully burden interstate commerce.
To read the AG's letter, click the PDF posted to your right.
Martha Coakley's office has previously shot down Concord's attempts to ban the sale of bottled water, due to inadequate language in previous iterations of the bylaw.
Check back later for more on this developing story.