Styrofoam, Plastic Bottle Bans ProposedPosted on January 25, 2019 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations
According to Sustainable Practices’ website, “The basis for the municipal ban rests on the assumption that government is established to protect the welfare of the people it governs. Plastic bottles are made from non-renewable fuels, leach chemicals into consumables, and never biodegrade. Plastic bottles impact environmental health and the health and longevity of other species, who may ingest plastic as food. Ultimately, plastic re-enters the human food chain where the adverse consequences are both known and emerging.”
Following the model of Concord, the group plans to apply for Community Preservation Act grants in individual towns to develop water stations where people can fill refillable water bottles. The group will also pursue a strategy used in Concord and in London which provide merchants with window stickers announcing “water bottles refilled here.”
Lets hope this is the start of a movement that spreads around much further.