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Concord’s Plastic Bottle Ban in Effect
WGGB ^ | 1/01/13

Posted on 01/01/2013 6:35:08 AM PST by Libloather

CONCORD, Mass. (AP) — A new ban on the sales of single-serving plastic water bottles has taken effect in Concord.

The ban began Tuesday and follows an April vote by Town Meeting, which made historic Concord one of the first communities in the nation to make the bottles illegal.

(Excerpt) Read more at wggb.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: ban; bottle; concord; concordplastic; plastic
Stores will be fined up to $50 for violating the ban. An exemption is allowed during emergencies.

How about thirst?

1 posted on 01/01/2013 6:35:16 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

So if this takes how many people will be put out in the streets including the recycling industry. Just when you thought the stupid couldnot get more stupid


2 posted on 01/01/2013 6:38:05 AM PST by ronnie raygun (Being Breitbart)
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To: Libloather
How about thirst?

Only valid if you're a party member.

3 posted on 01/01/2013 6:38:16 AM PST by libertylover (The problem with Obama is not that his skin is too black, it's that his ideas are too RED.)
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To: Libloather

Sounds like vendors in VT, NH, CT, Upstate NY and RI will thrive!


4 posted on 01/01/2013 6:39:24 AM PST by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: Libloather

Banning our way to Utopia. Forward!


5 posted on 01/01/2013 6:44:24 AM PST by relictele
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To: Libloather

I don’t unnerstan’ ... can you get six-packs but no singles ?


6 posted on 01/01/2013 6:50:42 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: ronnie raygun

“Just when you thought the stupid couldnot get more stupid”


There is no fixing “Stupid”, didn’t you know?


7 posted on 01/01/2013 6:53:03 AM PST by ourworldawry
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To: Libloather

——The ban began Tuesday and follows an April vote by Town Meeting——

Betchca the elected Town Meeting are tossed out on their asses next election...after the population of Concord figure out what an assine idea this is...


8 posted on 01/01/2013 6:53:16 AM PST by JZoback
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To: Libloather

How did people ever survive without plastic bottles? It must have been as difficult as living in the stone ages. Long after we are extinct and long after nuclear waste has decayed to a harmless level, plastic waste will still be there.


9 posted on 01/01/2013 6:53:36 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: Libloather

Are single aluminum cans or glass bottles still legal or are all 'single' containers included? [The article isn't very clear.]

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Per this link, all plastic containers of 1 liter or less are included, whether in packs or single. [I didn't see any comments about glass or aluminum containers. However, the law apparently only covers bottled water, not commercial drinks.]

Another DumbA$$ lib regulation. Stores are already contemplating the switch to 1.5 liter sizes. lol

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We need legislation to ban Libs and Leftiests and their stupidity.
10 posted on 01/01/2013 7:07:48 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Libloather

Liberals gone crazy. These people are out of their minds.


11 posted on 01/01/2013 7:16:22 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: TomGuy

I was told that rain barrels will soon be banned.


12 posted on 01/01/2013 7:18:14 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: stars & stripes forever

Rain barrels are banned in some areas of the dry western states.


13 posted on 01/01/2013 7:25:29 AM PST by riverrunner
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To: ronnie raygun

Next they’ll have to hire new people to go through your garbage and make sure you’re using appropriate packaging.


14 posted on 01/01/2013 7:29:29 AM PST by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: chessplayer

re: “Long after we are extinct and long after nuclear waste has decayed to a harmless level, plastic waste will still be there.”

I may be way off here on this, but it has been my personal experience that plastic does not last as long as many experts say.

Maybe it has to do with the thickness or some other quality, but it has been my observation that plastic, when exposed to the elements and long periods of sunlight, basically dissolves to dust.

I’m an avid large scale garden railroad enthusiast and the plastic railroad “ties” that is used with the track begin to decay and turn to dust within a few months of exposure outdoors.

The same is true with styrofoam cups I’ve seen in random trash that has blown into ditches or against fences. When I went to pick these up for clean-up and removal, often these break up in my hand or again, dissolve into “dust” before I can get them into the trash can.

Speaking of trash cans - the plastic ones - these too after a few years of exposure begin to become brittle and cracked in the open sunlight.

I think sunlight tears plastic down quickly. Like I said, I could be wrong on this, but it looks to me that plastic breaks down rather quickly. Maybe the “dust” it turns into is still plastic and merely changes appearance, but it does not seem to hang around as long as everyone says.

I’m not criticizing, just giving an observation.


15 posted on 01/01/2013 7:34:09 AM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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To: rusty schucklefurd

Plastics are made from organic molecules. They are quite susceptible to heat and light. Since the damage goes all the way down to the level of molecular bonding, I would surmise that the smaller decomposition products are susceptible to bacterial metabolism.

I wonder what the soil analysis on samples taken near areas where plastics are decaying would reveal.


16 posted on 01/01/2013 7:40:19 AM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: rusty schucklefurd

the ultraviolet radiation is harmful to the plasticizers. Once damaged the plastic deteriorates. That will not happen when buried in a land fill.

The ban accomplishes nothing but make some prissy women feel good for having made a difference


17 posted on 01/01/2013 7:43:02 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: ladyjane
"go through your garbage"

My wife shrieked at me a few weeks ago as I was placing an empty paper o.j. container in the trash. "Don't you know that's recyclable" she yelled at me as I stood there with my mouth open in utter amazement that a paper container could be considered recyclable. Sure enough, there was that little recyclable logo on the carton. I then replied "who's going to check to see if something like this was put in the trash rather than the recyclable bin?" She responded "you never know."

So you might be correct...maybe there are squads of recycling Nazis who go through people's garbage to MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS IN ORDER!!!

18 posted on 01/01/2013 7:43:55 AM PST by driftless2
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To: Libloather

I guess there are no potholes in Concord if they have time to worry about stuff like this.


19 posted on 01/01/2013 7:50:01 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Libloather

Pity, it was a great kitchen tool...egg separater.
http://bbs.wenxuecity.com/cooking/1160651.html


20 posted on 01/01/2013 8:01:47 AM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Libloather

This ban doesn’t cover soda bottles. Go figure.

And this in the cradle of liberty.


21 posted on 01/01/2013 8:07:31 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Libloather

We have municipal recycling. It appeases the envirowhackoes. No one cares if you just pitch everything in one container.

I refuse to spend one iota of effort on recycling. If the material is worth anything, then someone will pay me for it, and do all the work.

They want to income tax the rent homeowners don’t have to pay. I wonder when we start getting income taxed for the value of the recycling we don’t recycle.


22 posted on 01/01/2013 8:08:50 AM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: riverrunner

Rain barrels are banned in some areas of the dry western states.

TApparently they are going to be banned in the near future in Illinois.


23 posted on 01/01/2013 8:11:23 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: driftless2

maybe there are squads of recycling Nazis who go through people’s garbage to MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS IN ORDER!!!

How are they going to patrol the proper disposal of the energy-saving lightbulbs when they burn out or break?


24 posted on 01/01/2013 8:18:10 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: stars & stripes forever

Tell me this I satire. If not, America is not what it used to be because they would have run the politicians out of office.


25 posted on 01/01/2013 8:24:58 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: stars & stripes forever
rather self-defeating. In NE Ohio residents of towns served by the Metro sewer district can get a break on their sewer fees by using rain barrels, creating "rain gardens" and so forth. The less runoff, the less water the storm sewers deliver to the treatment plants. They know enough to realize the ovbvious fact that all runoff does not end up in rivers.
26 posted on 01/01/2013 8:33:17 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: exDemMom

Many years ago General Motors did a research on where the rubber from tires went as tires wore down. They could not find a trace of rubber on the side of the road.
One would think that with all the millions of tires rolling down the road there should huge mounds of rubber dust piled up but there was none.


27 posted on 01/01/2013 8:33:21 AM PST by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: driftless2

Re: recycling

Someone noticed that a local trash pick up service dumped the recyclables into the regular trash when the truck got to the trash service center.


28 posted on 01/01/2013 8:39:10 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Libloather
An exemption is allowed during emergencies.

A manufacturer should create a line of bottled water labelled "Emergency H2.O" for everyday use.

29 posted on 01/01/2013 8:43:45 AM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for links to the 2011 & 2012 FR Cookbooks- Enjoy)
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To: donhunt

House shoes made in China have a marvelous product they use for the soles. It completely disintegrates after a few months.

I have had several pairs with nice uppers — leather and padding. But the soles just dissolved within a year.

Now, I wear an old pair of flipflops I bought for a $buck about 35 years ago. The rubber is still cushiony.


30 posted on 01/01/2013 8:45:08 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: blueunicorn6

This stuff just burns my ass.

I live in the next town over from Concord, and with all the problems in this state, the death of industry, etc., legislators feel that this plastic water bottle crap and digital billboards telling you not to wear earphones while driving just makes me crazy.

Liberalism is a mental disorder.


31 posted on 01/01/2013 8:52:52 AM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
I drive through there on my way to work. It kills me to see the anti-war liberal turds marching next to a famous Minuteman scupture. All right up the street from this:

They HAVE lost their way. It is a liberal swamp there.

32 posted on 01/01/2013 8:58:07 AM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: blueunicorn6

Concord is a wealthy liberal town..... they make these Eco-statements to one-up the neighboring wealthy liberal towns


33 posted on 01/01/2013 9:05:33 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: driftless2

The garbage collectors in Seattle are empowered to issue citations to business who commit the high crime of “failure to recycle.” It’s just a matter of time.


34 posted on 01/01/2013 9:25:52 AM PST by Sparticus (Tar and feathers for the next dumb@ss Republican that uses the word bipartisanship.)
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To: Libloather

“How about thirst?”

Carry an empty plastic soda container, or two or more, filled with cool water. I do.

I gulp that down as I am driving around and even carry it into the supermarket. Water in Panama is super clean. No need to purchase water when I can get it for fee out of my faucets.

The only exception would be San Diego as much as a love that city, but it does have the nastiest tasting water in the world.


35 posted on 01/01/2013 11:15:36 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer) (uuue)
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To: stars & stripes forever

“TApparently they are going to be banned in the near future in Illinois.”

You need to get off your butt, quit complaining, and start doing something now.


36 posted on 01/01/2013 11:15:46 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer) (uuue)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Again with the Panama thing! Quit bragging!


37 posted on 01/01/2013 11:54:40 AM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: poobear

Sounds like vendors in VT, NH, CT, Upstate NY and RI will thrive!


Huh? Just go one town over.


38 posted on 01/01/2013 12:50:05 PM PST by Peet (Alles hat ein Ende nur die Wurst hat zwei. (Monroe in "Grimm"))
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To: chessplayer

Quadruple Nonsense!
1 Plastics decay in a matter of 3-4 hundred years.
2 The earth does not care that some of its constituent chemicals are in one form or another. If you care that there is plastic around you, clean it up. If at any point in time it becomes more expensive to deal with plastic than the benefit of having it, humans will stop using it. Basic economics.
3 We are building newer generations of plastics that decay far quicker, more suitable for uses that do not require long term storage.
4 How did we ever live before toilets? Should we revert to that also?


39 posted on 01/01/2013 2:09:33 PM PST by mwilli20 (BO. Making communists proud all over the world.)
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To: Libloather

I can’t help it. Have I told you what a paradise Panama is?


40 posted on 01/01/2013 2:11:26 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer) (uuue)
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To: Libloather

Good for them. Everybody and their uncle has to carry a plastic bottle of water these days. Good grief!


41 posted on 01/01/2013 2:27:26 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: ladyjane

They already do that in selected areas of Cleveland, I believe. Lotsa fines, but the sheeple are filling in line nicely.


42 posted on 01/01/2013 2:29:46 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
Back in the day, I was supposed to be stationed there. Never panned out. Couldn't stop singing the Van Halen song, though.

Have the Chicoms taken over?

43 posted on 01/01/2013 2:36:15 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: chessplayer
Long after we are extinct and long after nuclear waste has decayed to a harmless level,
plastic waste will still be there.

lol, and so who will see it? We'll be extinct.

And oil will still be bubbling up out of the earth, making tar pits, and killing baby bunnies.

Nothing on this planet lasts forever but I'll not forced to live in the stone age.
Islam requires that style of living for one purpose, control..

44 posted on 01/01/2013 2:41:27 PM PST by MaxMax (Gun free zones was the invitation to gun bans)
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To: stars & stripes forever
"how..patrol"

At this moment I would wager there are millions of enviro-Nazis hoping for the chance to work for the huge, new EPA police/army who do nothing but check people's recyclables. Obama and the Obamatons would be more than happy to dissolve our military and replace it with an enviro-army. After all, it's far more important to make sure no one throws away a broken "energy efficient" dim light bulb than we get invaded and murdered by Islamo-fascists.

45 posted on 01/01/2013 2:58:17 PM PST by driftless2
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To: jsanders2001

They don’t call it “The People’s Republic of Massachusetts” for no reason.


46 posted on 01/02/2013 12:46:16 AM PST by matt04
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To: bert
The ban accomplishes nothing but make some prissy women feel good for having made a difference

I know several of these types. Most drive hybrids. They refused to believe me when I explained how the process to make the batteries was actually harmful to the environment. One said I was paid off by big oil.

47 posted on 01/02/2013 12:53:44 AM PST by matt04
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To: Peet

Oops, thought it was the entire state. Teach me post and not read an article ;D!


48 posted on 01/02/2013 4:31:15 AM PST by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: Libloather; campaignPete R-CT; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Perdogg; ...
UNCONSTITUTIONAL!!!!!!
49 posted on 01/03/2013 1:05:48 AM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: chessplayer

If someone said 50 years ago I will make millions by selling people bottles of plain tap water (yes Aquafina is municipal water filtered, distilled and re-mineraled) they would have called them nuts.


50 posted on 01/03/2013 1:44:20 AM PST by this_ol_patriot
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