Skip to comments.Concordís Plastic Bottle Ban in Effect
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.
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How about thirst?
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
Only valid if you're a party member.
Sounds like vendors in VT, NH, CT, Upstate NY and RI will thrive!
Banning our way to Utopia. Forward!
I don’t unnerstan’ ... can you get six-packs but no singles ?
“Just when you thought the stupid couldnot get more stupid”
——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...
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.
Liberals gone crazy. These people are out of their minds.
I was told that rain barrels will soon be banned.
Rain barrels are banned in some areas of the dry western states.
Next they’ll have to hire new people to go through your garbage and make sure you’re using appropriate packaging.
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.
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.
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
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!!!
I guess there are no potholes in Concord if they have time to worry about stuff like this.
Pity, it was a great kitchen tool...egg separater.
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