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Concordís 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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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