We’re Saved! Concord Bans Planet Killing Water Bottles

I heard this one on the news yesterday or Wednesday, but, had completely forgotten about it during my morning news perusal. Fortunately, Tom Nelson is there to point the way

(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 not like someone could simply go to another town, say Maynard or Bedford, to purchase the evil water bottles. Or, that drinks like Pepsi, Coke, Ginger Ale, orange soda, tea, etc, come in….plastic bottles (I often reuse soda or tea bottles by putting water in them).

Interestingly, Henry David Thoreau wrote Civil Disobedience (free on Kindle) after being jailed in Concord for refusing to pay taxes which he felt were meant to show allegiance to The Government (it was also about his disgust over slavery and the Mexican-American war). It was much about resisting to unjust laws, not just attempting to change them through the political process.

Must the citizen ever for a moment, or in the least degree, resign his conscience to the legislator? Why has every man a conscience then? I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward. It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right. The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right.”

Planet killing bottle of water.

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10 Comments

Comment by Dana
2013-01-04 13:52:39

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.

Which means, of course, that when someone is thirsty and walks into a 7/11 to buy a bottle of water, they’ll have to buy a nice, sugary soda instead!

The most predictable result is that the sales of sodas will increase. Too bad that they weren’t bright enough to figure that out.

 
Comment by david7134
2013-01-04 15:14:36

We were told in medial school, 40 years ago, that if you drank city water for 10 years, your chance of cancer was 100%.

 
Comment by john
2013-01-04 16:01:12

David sounds like you had a really poor eduction from that school. And Concord has excellent town water.

 
Comment by john
2013-01-04 16:02:50

Dana nooooo you will have many other choices.
And Teach was Thoreau considered a liberal ?

 
Comment by john
2013-01-04 17:04:31

Median family income in that town is 150K plus don’t cha just hate on those rich liberals ? Average home cost 675000 $

 
Comment by john
2013-01-04 17:10:41

probably their real estate values will continue to go up

 
Comment by Gumball_Brains Subscribed to comments via email
2013-01-04 19:51:19

now silly antisemitic johnny is really living up to his nome de gare – TROLL.

This law is illegal. It bans one certain type of product. It gives an unfair advantage to other products over “non-sparkling, unflavored drinking water”.

Guess Concord, MA wants their kids to get fat.

NO WATER FOR YOU!!!

(by the way… since when is ONE LITER a single serve?) (guess that happened when families making UNDER $450K are millionaires)

 
Comment by Anne
2013-01-05 12:51:42

Water bottles should be banned on beaches everywhere.

Better still, sleazy slobs who discard their empty water bottles on beaches should be banned from beachfront communities everywhere.

 
Comment by Gumball_Brains Subscribed to comments via email
2013-01-05 13:08:34

so should foot traffic. Constant foot traffic on beaches causes increased soil and beach erosion. Think of how bad volleyball games are upon the ecosystem of beaches?

 
Comment by Anne
2013-01-05 13:27:25

 

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