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(Boston Globe)   Concord, Massachusetts declares its independence from plastic bottles   (bostonglobe.com ) divider line
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2012-12-30 01:36:19 PM  
3 votes:

FatherChaos: Recycle?

Nah. Ban them.

I guess I applaud them for their realism. Lazy Americans don't want to recycle.


Michigan's 10 cent deposit law is by far the most successful recycling program in the country.  If you toss that can... someone will probably find it and grab the dime.

95.9% return rate.
source:
http://www.bottlebill.org/legislation/usa/michigan.htm
 

Just saying.
2012-12-30 01:39:15 PM  
2 votes:
Ann Davidson, 82, sent a letter to the Board of Selectmen this month saying she has hemochromatosis, a disease that causes her body to absorb too much iron. She said she cannot eat or drink anything that contains large quantities of iron, such as tap water.

Oh I don't know,maybe you can buy a filter for your kitchen sink, utilize a reusable bottle and save a hell of a lot of money versus buying individual bottles of water? Or buy a Britta portable water bottle with the built in filter?
2012-12-30 01:38:22 PM  
2 votes:
www.bottlebill.org

That are plenty of other stupid things about bottled water and problems inherent with it, but it's effing Sunday, I'm still hungover, and you know, do your own research.  Just don't buy Nestle/Ice Mountain if you live in Michigan especially.  kthxbye.
2012-12-30 01:36:31 PM  
2 votes:

FatherChaos: Recycle?

Nah. Ban them.

I guess I applaud them for their realism. Lazy Americans don't want to recycle.


Said like a true enviroweenie commie. This is America, let the individual citizens decide for themselves whether or not to buy single serving bottles.
2012-12-30 02:26:41 PM  
1 vote:
Great, we're becoming California East. I can't wait to go bankrupt because of ridiculous liberal legislation.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-12-30 01:56:58 PM  
1 vote:
Vangor: Why is the target bottled water in particular?

If you're asking why was the bylaw proposed, presumably because that's what the voice of Gaia chose to whisper in some woman's ear.

If you're asking why it passed, a combination of "green" guilt, availability of subsitutes, and observations of "too much" use and/or litter. This was decided a vote. It doesn't have to make sense.
2012-12-30 01:44:55 PM  
1 vote:

Vangor: Why is the target bottled water in particular? I suppose because there are tons of other means of getting water, but soda seems another obvious candidate with larger bottles, cans, and drink machines in most restaurants.


Soda bottles have a 5 cent deposit. They usually get recycled.
2012-12-30 01:44:18 PM  
1 vote:
CaptSS: Oh I don't know,maybe you can buy a filter for your kitchen sink, utilize a reusable bottle and save a hell of a lot of money versus buying individual bottles of water? Or buy a Britta portable water bottle with the built in filter?

Usually this is not more environmentally friendly than buying disposable bottles, due to the costs of manufacturing and washing reusables, etc.

BUT what actually makes sense from a policy point of view is to ban non-returnable disposable bottles and to make sure that returnables have a high enough reward factor.
2012-12-30 01:44:11 PM  
1 vote:
Will we ever have enough laws?
2012-12-30 01:43:12 PM  
1 vote:

ZAZ: Can I still sell homeopathic medicine in aqeuous carrier in bottles of one liter or smaller?


Well played old chap.
2012-12-30 01:42:10 PM  
1 vote:
Why is the target bottled water in particular? I suppose because there are tons of other means of getting water, but soda seems another obvious candidate with larger bottles, cans, and drink machines in most restaurants.
2012-12-30 01:42:09 PM  
1 vote:

CaptSS: Ann Davidson, 82, sent a letter to the Board of Selectmen this month saying she has hemochromatosis, a disease that causes her body to absorb too much iron. She said she cannot eat or drink anything that contains large quantities of iron, such as tap water.

Oh I don't know,maybe you can buy a filter for your kitchen sink, utilize a reusable bottle and save a hell of a lot of money versus buying individual bottles of water? Or buy a Britta portable water bottle with the built in filter?


Or you could buy large bottles of water, apparently.

My Mom suddenly decided she didn't like tap water, and couldn't find a filter she liked.  I don't get it.  But she bought one gallon empty containers and goes to Meijer once a week and refills them at a Absopure machine.  29 cents for a gallon of filtered purified whatever water since she brings in her own containers.  You know, if you must buy water on a regular basis... I guess I can be okay with that.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-12-30 01:41:52 PM  
1 vote:
Can I still sell homeopathic medicine in aqeuous carrier in bottles of one liter or smaller?
 
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