POLL: What's Your Take on Concord's Bottle Ban?
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Oh Concord, you've done it again; fired another shot heard 'round the bottled beverage world.
By 39 votes, the third session of annual Town Meeting last night voted to approve a bottled water bylaw that bans the sale of unflavored, nonsparkling drinking water in single-serving polyethylene terephthalate (PET) water bottles of less than 1 liter (34 ounces).
The town's been down this road before. In 2010, Town Meeting voted in support of a similar ban, but that one was tossed out by the Attorney General because it was written as a resultion and had no teeth to it. Petitioner Jean Hill's second attempt to ban bottled water, in 2011, failed by seven votes.
This time around, enforcement provisions were written into the bylaw and officials say they expect it to pass muster at Martha Coakley's office. If that happens, come Jan. 1, 2013, Concord could become the first town in the country to actually ban the sale of single-serving PET bottled water.
So, with that in mind, we want to know, What's your take on Concord Town Meeting voting (again) to ban the sale bottled water? Take our poll or let us know in the comment section below.