Plastic bottles banned in MA

May 1, 2012, something incredible happened: The city of Concord, MA turned in firstly city in the United States in prohibiting the water sale in bottles of plastic!
This is huge!! considering that bottled water is the second most popular beverage in the United States
Plastic bottles take 700 years to begin composting and of course more than 80% of plastic bottles are not recycled

I don't even understand why people continue to buy bottled water if 90% of the cost of bottled water is due to the bottle itself.  Then we usually just dump the bottle.  38 million plastic bottles go to the dump per year in the USA from bottled water, these numbers don't even include soda!
Did you know that:
  • 24 million gallons of oil are needed to produce a billion plastic bottles
  • The average American consumes 167 bottles of water a year
  • Bottling and shipping water is the least energy efficient method ever used to supply water.


  • Here is the link to CNN's video if you want to know more...and maybe start your own pursue.