Petrolia, CA Council to Consider Bottle Ban

Published On April 28, 2009 | By Tom√°s Bosque | News

creekPetrolia, California, a city near Ontario, is considering banning the sale of all plastic water bottles.† This move is aimed at curbing the effects of plasitc water bottle waste.† However, the mayor of the city is questioning the usefulness of such a ban:

McCharles concedes plastic water bottles are an environmental hazard if they aren’t disposed of properly. But he questions whether an outright ban is the answer.

“There’s definitely an environmental problem with plastic bottles, there’s no doubt about that,” he said. “But if people were more conscious about recycling them, they wouldn’t be such a problem.”

Only 30% of all plastic water bottles are recycled.† That means millions of wasted bottles end up in landfills each year.† We encourage the citizens of Petrolia to write their mayor and voice their support of banning the bottle as well as recycling as there are benefits to doing both.

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