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Jean Hill and Jill Appel, whose activism led to Concord becoming the first town in the nation to ban single-serve water bottles, were among 11 Massachusetts residents recognized yesterday by the EPA at the 2015...

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Every day, Americans go through 50 million plastic water bottles.  And it takes more than 17 million barrels of oil to meet our demand for bottled water, since most plastics are derived from petroleum. That’s...

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DIVIDE IN CONCORD: Premieres April 26th

April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Divide in Concord is a feature-length documentary that follows the entertaining tale of banning bottled water in small town America. In 1775, Concord patriots fired the infamous ‘shot heard round the world’ that began a...

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Concord Bylaw Tested Again and Remains Strong

December 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

An effort to repeal Concord’s ban on the sale of plastic water bottles was resoundingly defeated at Town Meeting on Wednesday night. Resident Jean Hill, who led the initial fight for the ban, said she...

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Greenfield, Massachusetts- A Congress Street resident has proposed two town ordinances, one that would ban plastic bags from being used at checkout counters and the other that would prohibit the sale of single-serve (one liter...

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Concord’s Bottle Bylaw Tested Once Again

October 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

At Concord’s special Town Meeting in December, voters will have another chance to decide whether or not the bylaw banning the sale of single-serve plastic water bottles should stick around in town. According to Town...

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Bottled water purchased with Massachusetts taxpayer dollars may soon dry up if a bill filed Friday by state Rep. Tom Sannicandro passes this legislative session. Submitted hours before the filing deadline, the bill would prohibit...

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