1/14/2013

On Jan. 1, Concord, Mass., became the first U.S. city to ban sales of single-serve plastic water bottles. The ban, the result of a campaign by 84-year-old resident Jean Hill, "deprives residents of the option to choose their choice of beverage and visitors, who come to this birthplace of American independence, a basic freedom gifted to them by the actions in this town more than 200 years ago," according to the International Bottled Water Association.

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