The sale of some plastic water bottles is now prohibited in Concord, making it the first town in the nation to ban them. Town officials voted to ban sales of 16-ounce plastic bottles back in April to help reduce the number of plastic bottles in landfills.
It's been the talk of the town for both supporters and those who do not like it.
"I thought it was a joke a first but then didn't realize it was going to put in effect and then it's so stupid that we can't buy water, it's water, like come on," Gabe Jackson, a Concord resident, said.
"Towns are close enough that people can walk two minutes and go get it from Acton or Bedford. It doesn't really help I don't think," Jenny Fioretti, a Concord resident, said.
Because the ban only covers bottles that are 16 ounces or smaller, some businesses are finding ways around the law by selling 20-ounce water bottles.
Anyone who violates the ban will be fined $50.
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