Massachusetts AG Shoots Down Town's Bottled Water Ban

In an effort to cut down on the number of plastic bottles turning up in its dumps — and streets and parks — the town of Concord, Mass., voted in April to ban the sale of bottled water in their town. But late last week, the state’s Attorney General took a big gulp of her bottle of Evian and said “not so fast.”

Okay, well maybe it didn’t happen that way, but the AG did reject Concord’s proposed ban, which would have begun in January 2011, saying it “does not constitute a valid bylaw subject to the attorney general’s review and approval.”

The AG says the town can try again later, but for now bottled water sales will continue unabated.

One local supermarket owner had some thoughts on the matter:

People should cut back on their bottled water, but there’s a better way to do it… Putting a deposit on each bottle will stop people from throwing them on the side of the road.

AG rejects Concord ban on bottled water [Boston.com]