Concord, Mass., has become the first American city to ban the sale of bottled water. It wasn’t an uppity city council that made the decision. The residents voted:
The effort was lead by Jean Hill, an 82-year old activist, who lobbied neighbors and officials alike on the consequences of plastic bottles filling landfills and polluting local waters. “All these discarded bottles are damaging our planet, causing clumps of garbage in the oceans that hurt fish, and are creating more pollution on our streets,” says Hill. “This is a great achievement to be the first in the country to do this. This is about addressing an injustice.”
There’s an interesting photo here.