Concord, Massachusetts, Becomes the First City in the U.S. to Ban Plastic Water Bottles!

Concord, Massachusetts, Becomes the First City in the U.S. to Ban Plastic Water Bottles!

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For many people, a new year means resolutions. And for one Massachusetts town, that means doing away with disposable plastic water bottles.

According to the EPA, in 2010, the U.S. generated 31 million tons of plastic waste. The town of Concord is fighting against those numbers by becoming the first municipality in the nation to ban the sale of single-serving water bottles smaller than 1 liter…

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